After becoming a member of one of St.
Petersburg's numerous mountaineering clubs, she started guiding on Elbrus at the age of 19 and now has close to 50 ascents of the peak. After several years of being torn between an office job as an interpreter and guiding, she finally made a choice and now guides almost full time on Elbrus and Kilimanjaro. She enjoys technical climbing, including rock, ice and dry-tooling.
That's in addition to skate skiing, skating surfing and running. Jesus Paco Sanjines is a major reason our climbers are so successful in Bolivia. He has been guiding since and has climbed many of the mountains IMG visits over times. Jesus has trained in Germany and France as well as being up to date with all medical training.
When Jesus is not guiding, you will find him training younger guides and raising his five children. Jonathan is a native Northwesterner who grew up on the central Oregon coast. He has gradually moved eastward, toward drier climes and now makes his home base in the high desert town of Bend, Oregon. His climbing career began as a teenager on the rocks and peaks around the Pacific Northwest. He graduated in from Linfield College with a business degree and, after a short side trip through a career in corporate finance, found his way back to the mountains as a rock climbing guide and finally as a mountaineering guide for IMG.
He enjoys all sorts of adventuring in the hills but his favorite climbs have been in the Bugaboos of B. Canada and Argentine Patagonia. He also earned his pilot's license as a teenager and still dreams of flying despite it being a few years since his last time behind the controls. His spare time is usually split between reading, road-riding, and trail-running around the northwest back-country.
Leanne was raised in central Washington where she developed a passion for the outdoors. After high school, she moved to Bellingham, WA and earned a B. Since, Leanne has lived and cycled across the country. In California, Leanne taught chemistry for several years and fell in love with the Sierras, spending any free time learning to climb, training for triathlons, and jumping from hot spring to hot spring. Eventually, she returned home to the Cascades to work in outdoor education. In the winter, you will find Leanne skiing or playing cribbage by the fire.
In her spare time she enjoys climbing, spicy food, bicycle touring, playing guitar, and science fiction. Austin Shannon grew up in Bend Oregon where his love for the mountains began. He followed that passion to Colorado for college at Colorado Christian University. During his time in Colorado, he enjoyed all that it had to offer, from rock climbing and ice climbing, to snowboarding and mountaineering. During that time he has climbed all over the world in places such as South America, Antarctica, Asia, Alaska, and Mexico.
Jangbu is a partner and director of the premier trekking and climbing agency we use in Nepal. Jangbu grew up in the village of Phortse where he attended the Hillary school until the age of In he moved to Pokhara and lived there for seven years and trained under the legendary Colonel Jimmy Roberts, the founder of Nepal's first trekking company and the trekking industry in the Nepal Himalaya. He then moved to Kathmandu and started a trekking and climbing agency with two other partners in the spring of Jangbu is married and has two children.
He has been on dozens of expeditions, including summiting Everest on the American Everest Expedition. He and his staff put together one of the very best Sherpa teams for IMG. Additionally, Jangbu has climbed Europe's Mt. Blanc and most of the 14,foot peaks in Colorado, and has served as assistant instructor for Colorado Outward Bound.
Nate joined IMG in and never looked back.
Growing up in the Seattle area, he spent much of his childhood skiing and hiking in the Cascades with his family. Nate's love of outdoor endurance sports propelled him into the cross-country running scene in high school, and later, mountaineering. In the winter you will likely find him on the slopes of Crystal Mountain where he works as a pro ski patroller. Audrey was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. Growing up in the Cascades, she spent her childhood hiking, climbing, and skiing where she ultimately found her passion for being outside.
She is working towards a BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular Biology and Cellular Function as well as pursuing a statistics minor. Over the past ten years Miles has guided full time around the globe working equally with climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Miles has brought many clients from beginner to expert and has guided objectives such as a 12 hour climb of the Cathedral Traverse and a ski descent of the Grand Teton in Wyoming. Miles returns to Alaska every spring to heli ski guide the steeps of Alaska.
Outside of Miles' professional guiding career his accomplishments include numerous speed climbing ascents and ski mountaineering descents.
He has climbed El Capitan in Yosemite 22 times via 16 different routes. He established one of the most difficult routes on El Capitan, Disorderly Conduct. She grew up in Aspen, Colorado and has since traveled the world for climbing and skiing, spending time in places such as the European Alps, the Tetons, the Himalaya and Alaska.
Rainier; and various descents in Alaska's Chugach range. Liz has also skied from 7, meters on Shishapangma in Tibet. She has been featured in various Skiing Magazine articles. Along with her skiing accomplishments, Liz has done long free climbs in Yosemite and Squamish, British Columbia and has completed a one-day ascent of the Cathedral Traverse in the Tetons. Jason has worked as a professional mountain guide since Mountain guiding has taken him to many peaks in the western US and around the world, including the top of Mt.
Rainier over times, Mt.
Vinson in Antarctica, Kilimanjaro, and six Alaskan expeditions. Jason is a veteran of expeditions to Cho Oyu and Everest to the summit in He was one of the recipients of the American Alpine Club's prestigious Sowles Award in for his role in what became the world's highest mountaineering rescue at 28, ft. Jason holds a masters degree in teaching and worked as a high school biology teacher before returning to school at University of Washington where he earned his dental degree in He enjoys leading programs on Mt. Rainier, including the Winter and Denali Expedition programs in early season.
Greg takes enormous pride in his role as the Expedition Leader on Mount Everest and enjoys working with IMG guides and climbers throughout the world. He often gets asked which is his favorite climb. The answer: "All of them, it just depends on what you are looking for! Leandro was born in and he was 14 when he climbed his first mountain. A few years later, he began to study in the Mountain Guides School of Mendoza. Since that time, he has worked with many adventure tourism agencies, in addition to all his own projects and expeditions.
Brenda has an uncanny ability to walk up and down stairs endlessly. That, combined with a passion for helping others and a love of the outdoors, led to a career in mountain guiding. Her trudging abilities have led her to over one hundred summits of Mt. Rainier and to the top of, among others, Mt.
Blanc, Cotopaxi, McKinley, and Mt. She's also skilled at sitting behind a desk for long periods of time, especially when it helps to get others out from behind theirs. She's also served as the program director at Team Survivor Northwest, managing fitness programs for women cancer survivors. She has a B. Brenda is married to a wonderful nine-to-fiver and is a mom to two delightful girls. She splits her time working and playing in the city and the mountains.
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Born and raised in the Seattle area, Willie grew up ski racing, mountain biking, and generally loving the outdoors found in the Evergreen State. Skiing continued at University of Colorado, where he also studied some evolutionary biology. In the winters Willie ski patrols at Stevens Pass where he also builds trams for avalanche control. Conrad moved to Washington in , after growing up in Girdwood, Alaska.
He is now a skier who climbs. After graduating from the University of Puget Sound in with a major in Communications and minor in Environmental Policy, he settled in Seattle. He currently guides for International Mountain Guides and fills in the rest of the year as a charter sailboat captain, commercial fisherman, and working on winter access issues with the nonprofit Cascade Backcountry Alliance. When not working, he is likely skiing or climbing somewhere between California and Alaska, or eating ice cream and sleeping in a comfortable bed. I've been involved with some type of guiding for the most part since when I first matriculated to Alaska to learn the ways of climbing.
Much has happened since that first visit to the Great North country.