Local Guide & Climbing Programs DirectorGlen has been working as an alpine guide for sixteen years, having led trips in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. Glen's climbing and guiding career has included sixteen climbs above 20,000 ft., including technical climbs of peaks such as AmaDablam and Kyajo Ri in Nepal and big glacier routes in Alaska. He's climbed routes on El Cap, Half Dome, and Big Walls in Zion in addition to hundreds of multi-pitch rock routes around the globe. Here in the Northwest he enjoys guiding complex alpine climbs such as the North Ridge of Forbidden and the Fischer Chimneys on Mt. Shuksan. Previously, Glen guided white-water expeditions and taught martial arts. When not in the office or the field with Miyar he runs a nonprofit in Nepal that provides training to Nepalese mountain guides and funds infrastructure in remote areas of the Himalayas (www.karmaproject-nepal.org). Glen is an AMGA apprentice Rock Guide and Alpine Guide who is working toward IFMGA certification.
Tico is a full-time, year-round IFMGA guide. Hailing from upstate New York, he has been guiding for nineteen years with most of his guiding experience 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 the South Pacific. With Miyar Tico leads the Northwest climbs such as Mount Baker and Glacier Peak. On home front, Tico has a five-year-old son and wife of sixteen years.
Chris Marshall is a year-round IFMGA Mountain Guide. He holds AMGA Ski, Alpine, and Rock Guide certification along with Level 3 Avalanche Certification. He has been guiding and instructing in the mountains since 2006. Chris earned a BA in Wilderness Leadership and Geography from Prescott College in 2005, and Masters 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 classes such as Wilderness Leadership, Avalanche Forecasting, Rock Climbing, Alpine Mountaineering, and Ski Mountaineering. Chris is at home on rock, snow, and ice, and now spends much of his time guiding in Oregon, Washington, and Japan.
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 enjoys rock climbing, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing. He has climbed and guided extensively in the Cascades, having summited all the volcanoes of Washington multiple times. Some of Sandeep's favorite climbs in the Northwest are the Torment-Forbidden-Traverse, Liberty Ridge, the Coleman Headwall of Mt. Baker, and the North Ridge of Mt. Baker. Although Sandeep is known by the climbing community for climbing big alpine routes, his first passion is rock climbing. On sunny days you can find him climbing with friends at Mt. Index, trying-hard on steep crimps at Exit 38, or in the winter pulling on plastic in the gym. He enjoys projecting 5.12 routes as much as climbing long rock routes in the backcountry.
In addition to a depth of climbing experience in the Pacific Northwest, Sandeep has extensive high altitude climbing and guiding experience. Some of Sandeep's first high altitude climbs were in the Indian Himalaya, where he and two friends achieved three first ascents of technical six-thousand-meter peaks in the Miyar Valley which were documented in the American Alpine Journal. He has also been active in Mountain Rescue, and earned the Life Saving Award for an especially difficult and dangerous mission.
These days Sandeep can be found responding to emails on his laptop, playing with his three daughters, helping customers at one of Miyar's retail shops, or climbing with guides during their time-off. He has thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of running Miyar Adventures and looks forward to continuing to grow the guiding and climbing community into the future.
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.