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.
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.
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.
Local GuideBen started mountaineering while still living on the east coast, where training would consist of running up and down staircases in office buildings and Washington DC Metro stations. After falling in love with the Pacific Northwest he moved to Seattle and began pursuing mountaineering and guiding more rigorously. As a former SCUBA divemaster, Ben has a depth (!) experience teaching technical outdoor skills.
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.
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.