About

Madison Mountaineering is a boutique mountain guide service specializing in organizing and leading climbing expeditions to the world’s most famous and formidable mountains: Mount Everest, K2, the Antarctic’s Mount Vinson, the “Seven Summits”, as well as unclimbed peaks in extremely remote regions.

Every year since 2014, we have led expeditions on all seven continents, including three of the highest mountains in the world. Detailed accounts of our most recent expeditions can be found in our Dispatches.

As a part of our guided climbs, Madison Mountaineering provides the education and training for climbers who aspire to become self-sufficient, aware and respectful of the local culture, stewards of the environment, and for whom safety is the number one priority in all climbing endeavors.

Help us support relief in Nepal by donating generously to The Juniper Fund:  https://www.thejuniperfund.org

Our Guides & Team

Garrett Madison

President / Founder / Expedition Leader

Garrett Madison, America’s premier Everest climber and guide, began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier. As Expedition Leader, he has personally led over 50 climbers (clients) to the summit of Everest since 2009, more than any other guide. (more…)

Conrad Anker

Guide

We are very excited to announce that Conrad Anker will be guiding Mount Vinson alongside Garrett for our December 27th Mount Vinson expedition this year. If you want to join the team for an epic trip to Antarctica please contact us(more…)

Brent Bishop

Guide

Brent Bishop, the son of the late legendary climber Barry Bishop, was the first American legacy to follow in his father’s footsteps and summit Mt. Everest. (more…)

Aang Phurba Sherpa

Sirdar

Aang Phurba Sherpa has been our chief Sherpa “Sidar” since 2015 on Mount Everest, K2, and other high peaks in the Himalayas. Phurba is a skilled technical climber at high altitude and helps manage our Nepal staff during the expeditions while climbing with our team. (more…)

Conan Bliss

Guide

Having grown up in Colorado, Conan’s love of the mountains began at an early age. He is passionate about climbing, skiing and exploring, and enjoys sharing these experiences with others through guiding and teaching. (more…)

Stuart Robertson

Guide

Stuart has had a lifelong passion and love for the mountains and outdoors.  Early backpacking trips with family and friends (more…)

Sid Pattison

Guide

Sid has been skiing and climbing in the mountains for close to 20 years. Since cutting his teeth in the Cascade mountains,  (more…)

Jayar Storms

Guide

Jayar fell in love with the mountains at first site and started climbing in Alaska when he was 14 but later moved to Washington and now pursues alpinism in the Cascades. He has been climbing for a total of 27 years and guiding for over ten years. He has summited Mt. Rainier 65 times by 13 different routes but is not limited to experience on that peak. (more…)

Terray Sylvester

Guide

Terray Sylvester has pursued mountain sports for more than 30 years. Originally from the Lake Tahoe area of California, he grew up rock climbing and skiing throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains (more…)

Robert Smith

Guide

Robert Smith, born in Omagh Northern Ireland, has been guiding professionally for 20 years.  Spending much of his time exploring Antarctica and the Himalayas. Now residing in Fort William, Scotland, Rob regularly is out mountain biking and sea kayaking in his free time. (more…)

Jose Luis Peralvo

Guide

Jose Luis has been guiding in South America and Nepal for more than twenty years and is one of the most respected guides around. He is an International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations -IFMGA certified guide. (more…)

Billy Nugent

Guide

Billy moved from the Chicago area to Washington in 1999 to attend the University of Puget Sound where he found the Cascade Mountains and ultimately climbing. (more…)

Joe Butler

Guide

Joe began climbing in 1994 in the Southeast. After a long hiatus he fell in love with the mountains all over again. He packed up and left the Southeast looking for bigger mountains to climb. Alaska was a perfect fit. Joe became a guide in 2003 and started guiding Denali in 2004.  (more…)

Tap Richards

Guide

A native of New Mexico, Tapley “Tap” Richards, has been a professional mountain guide since 1992. Tap grew up with the ski slopes of Taos and Aspen as his backyard (more…)

Kristoffer Erickson

Guide

For over a decade, Kris has been a skiing and climbing guide throughout the US and internationally. He has spent his entire life exploring the mountains of the world and has completed dozens of first ascents from the Andes to Alaska, the Himalaya, Karakoram and North Africa.

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Estalin Suárez

Guide

Estalin has over 15 years of climb experience and has been guiding for 12 years. A certified ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Mountain Guides Association) guide (more…)

Fred Alldredge

Guide

Fred began guiding on Mt. Rainier in 1993 and has been pursuing a life in the wild places of the world ever since.  (more…)

Geoff Schellens

Guide

Geoff grew up playing and exploring in the Green Mountains of Vermont. He started rock climbing at the age of 11 and his passion for exploring vertical terrain brought him west, where he began his guiding career in Washington State.  (more…)

Solveig Waterfall

Guide

Solveig grew up climbing and skiing in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  Her search for fresh snow and aesthetic lines and has taken her up and down the west coast (more…)

Our Staff

Garrett Madison

President / Founder / Expedition Leader

Garrett Madison, America’s premier Everest climber and guide, began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier. As Expedition Leader, he has personally led over 50 climbers (clients) to the summit of Everest since 2009, more than any other guide. (more…)

Kurt Hunter

General Manager / Co-Founder

Kurt’s combined decades of experience in high tech and passion for alpine climbing bring the perfect blend to Madison Mountaineering. (more…)

Andrew Tierney

Director Business Development

Andrew Tierney has followed his passions from the hustle of Wall Street to the crevasses of Mount Everest. An Emmy award winning videographer, Andrew shares a deep knowledge for digital storytelling
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