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Free-lance guide in the North Cascades

Postby Salagadoola » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:43 am

I am looking for an expert guide based in Seattle willing to free lance 1:1 for a 3-5 days climb in the North Cascades in July (any time between July 10 and 20).

I am a beginner, although I have climbed some respectable mountains (Ecuador Volcanoes, Bolivia, etc.). I am interested in improving my mountaineering skills, adding some steep snow experience (front pointing, mixed ax, etc.)

Does anybody know one that might be interested in doing that? That would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Free-lance guide in the North Cascades

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:09 pm

You want either Chris Simmons; http://climbskirun.blogspot.com/. Fully certified IFMGA guide, has guided on every continent except Africa. Great guy, great guide, huge experience.

Also Kurt Hicks: http://kurthicks.com/about/. AMGA certified in several disciplines. Both are based in Seattle and climbing partners of mine and great people and great guides. I can unequivocally recommend either one. Neither will be cheap, although Kurt might be a little less expensive. Tell them Dan Smith recommended them and I said 'Hi'.
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Re: Free-lance guide in the North Cascades

Postby Salagadoola » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Thank you SO much Dan! Very nice info.
I will contact them, and say HI for you :-)
Thanks again
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Re: Free-lance guide in the North Cascades

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:40 pm

You are welcome.
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Re: Free-lance guide in the North Cascades

Postby Kai » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:29 am

+1 for Chris Simmons. I've climbed with him. Excellent choice.
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