Local GuideGlen has been guiding glaciated peaks for twelve years. Glen’s career as an alpine guide began in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska. This protected area includes the largest glaciers and icefalls outside of Antarctica, as well as fourteen of the highest peaks in the United States. While attending graduate school in New Zealand Glen worked for the New Zealand Alpine Club where he led alpine training courses and guided peak ascents. Since then Glen has had the opportunity to guide throughout the United States, South America, and Nepal. He has guided thirteen peaks over 20,000 ft., including Denali. Glen was the Kahiltna Base Camp Manager on Denali for Sheldon Air during the 2014 season.
Tico is full time, year-round IFMGA guide. Hailing from upstate New York, he has been guiding for seventeen years now, of which the majority was spent in the Pacific Northwest. He has also guided extensively in almost all the mountain states of the US as well as in Europe, South America and Asia Pacific. With Miyar Tico leads the North West climbs like Mount Baker. On home front, Tico has been married for fourteen years now and has a three year old son.
Chris Marshall is an year round IFMGA Mountain Guide. He holds AMGA Ski, Alpine, Rock Guide and professional Level 3 Avalanche Certification. He has been guiding and instructing in the mountains since 2006. He earned a BA in Wilderness Leadership and Geography from Prescott College in 2005, and an MA in Experiential Education from Prescott College in 2011. He has worked as an Associate Faculty member for Prescott College in the Adventure Education department since 2007, instructing such classes as Wilderness Leadership, Avalanche Forecasting, Rock Climbing, Alpine Mountaineering, and Ski Mountaineering. At home on rock, snow, and ice.
A highlight of Chris' personal experience is an expedition funded by the American Alpine Club to the Neacola Mountains in the western Alaska Range.
Local & International Guide
Sandeep began his climbing career in the Pacific Northwest, and is always seeking new challenges. He has climbed extensively in the Cascades, stood atop the five volcanos of Washington, and navigated several technical routes such as Liberty Ridge on Rainier and North Ridge on Baker. Sandeep is an avid rock climber and enjoys hard sport climbs as well as challenging multi-pitch alpine routes like the N. Ridge of Mt Stuart. Driven by passion for adventure and new cultural experiences, Sandeep leads expeditions in the Himalayas (India and Nepal) and Kilimanjaro.
His extensive high altitude climbing experience includes reaching several 20,000ft peaks and achieving three first-ascents in the Himalayas. These incredible climbing achievements are due in part to his utmost attention to safety and risk management. As an active volunteer for Mountain Rescue Association, USA, Sandeep is experienced with actual emergency scenarios and he has earned the Life Saving Award for an especially difficult mission. Sandeep also co-organizes and leads charity summits of Mt Rainier for Asha, a non-profit organization helping underprivileged youth in India. Sandeep loves nothing more than to get outdoors, and he thoroughly enjoys guiding others and promoting a fun and safe expedition.
Anne Presecan Manning
Anne was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age. For more than 30 years she has developed her skills in climbing and skiing. She has worked in a verity of settings taking both teens and adults outdoors. Anne has a Master’s degree in Education and has worked as a Reading Specialist for 15 years. Currently Anne is working towards a new profession in hopes of one day being a nurse. For the past six years Anne has been involved with several mountain rescue units. She lives with her husband Jonah in Leavenworth where she spends her free time running, swimming, skiing, and climbing.
Jesse is originally from Columbus, Ohio. He went to Ohio State to study Business Administration and specialized in Logistics. After a few years in the business world, Jesse left the 9-5 to start guiding. After four years guiding, he has worked all over the west coast and east coast guiding backpacking, rock climbing, sea kayaking, and as a naturalist. He has been in and out of the Pacific Northwest the last two years
Tyler grew up hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California before being introduced to rock climbing as a teenager. In the nearly thirty years since then, he has climbed extensively in this same mountain range, including Yosemite (he has climbed El Capitan multiple times) and various crags and mountain ranges throughout the West, oftentimes during winter, spring, and summer breaks while working as a high school English teacher. While rock climbing is his first passion, he also enjoys alpine climbing on glaciated mountains and is an avid backcountry skier and long distance runner (he qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon to celebrate turning 40). Since deciding to pursue work as a climbing guide, Tyler has completed more than twenty days of training through the American Mountain Guides Association, including the Single Pitch Instructor, Rock Guide, and Advanced Rock Guide courses. Tyler lives with his wife in Mammoth Lakes, California..
Local GuideHe began mountaineering 15 years ago in his home state of Washington where he has climbed extensively in the Olympics and Cascades. His outdoor leadership experience primarily stems from his military background. As a former Ranger qualified Infantry Officer, Anthony has been subjected to rigorous leadership evaluations in austere field conditions for extended periods of time. He is thoroughly trained in risk management and mitigation. He is a qualified US Army Paratrooper and Master Fitness Trainer. Anthony actively climbs in all disciplines: sport, trad, alpine, bouldering and also skis in the front and backcountry. Anthony is extremely passionate about fitness and regularly seeks out endurance related challenges. Anthony has ridden the Seattle to Portland bike race in a day and ran a 10 mile foot race in under 60 minutes. Anthony is married to Tanya and they have a furry child named Sasha. All three of them can be regularly seen adventuring in the mountains together.
Jonah Manning has extensive climbing experience spanning more than eighteen years. He has climbed mountains in India, Africa and Europe. Based in Leavenworth, WA, where there is easy access to both local cragging and long alpine routes, Jonah teaches Wilderness Medicine for Remote Medical International. When not teaching or guiding, he spends his time training with local mountain rescue organizations, enjoying trail runs, and climbing and skiing. Before settling down in the Pacific Northwest, Jonah lived on a sailboat for five years and sailed solo around the world.
Aaron was born in the city of Dar-es-Salaam and raised in southern Tanzania. He came to Kilimanjaro to work for a climbing company and truly fell in love with the area. Following this inspiration, Aaron attended the College of African Wildlife Management in Mweka, a facility built just on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
He studied Wildlife Management, and pursued further studies in Kilimanjaro guiding and wilderness medicine. Aaron obtained his advanced wilderness first aid certification and began guiding Kilimanjaro climbs, a career he has passionately continued for more than twelve years. Aaron has guided climbers from all around the world, and he speaks English and Swahili.