About

Madison Mountaineering is a boutique mountain guide service based in Seattle, Washington. We specialize in mountaineering expeditions to the “7 Summits” and other renowned international and domestic peaks, as well as unclimbed peaks in extremely remote regions. We provide 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. In addition to guiding climbers on expeditions Madison Mountaineering provides consultations and ‘full service’ logistics / support for production companies seeking to operate in harsh mountain terrain in areas such as Pakistan, Nepal, Alaska, Antarctica, Greenland, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Washington State, and many other spectacular locations around the globe.

Our Guides & Team

Garrett Madison

President / Founder / Expedition Leader

Garrett Madison began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier, and is now America’s premier Everest climber and guide.  (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…)

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…)

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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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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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
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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.
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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…)

Our Staff

Garrett Madison

President / Founder / Expedition Leader

Garrett Madison began guiding professionally in 1999 on Mount Rainier, and is now America’s premier Everest climber and 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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