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.
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…)
Josh began climbing in 1999 and moved to Alaska in 2003. He chose Alaska because of the endless climbing potential it offers and the motivated outdoor community. Josh began teaching/guiding for Alaska Pacific University in 2005 and began at AMS in 2006. After graduating from Alaska Pacific University in 2007 Josh was hired on as adjunct faculty and has been teaching there ever since. (more…)
Namgya has participated in numerous Himalayan expeditions, and has summitted many peaks including Mount Everest 11 times, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam. (more…)
Originally from Alaska, April’s love of the outdoors was rooted in her from birth. After studying Biology in southern California, she relocated to the Sierra Nevada to be closer to nature and her passion: Climbing. (more…)
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.
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…)
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 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 has over 15 years of climb experience and has been guiding for 12 years. A certified ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Mountain Guides Association) guide (more…)
Sid has been skiing and climbing in the mountains for close to 20 years. Since cutting his teeth in the Cascade mountains, (more…)
Growing up in the heartland of Iowa climbing mountains did not come as naturally for Dave, but after finishing at the University of Iowa he moved West and never looked back. (more…)
Throughout Jayson Simons-Jones’s almost 20 years of mountain guiding, Jayson has successfully guided alpine climbing and skiing expeditions throughout the world on 6 of the 7 continents over his career, and during this time was also the Owner / Operator of Crested Butte Mountain Guides from 2007-2014.
Head chef on South Georgia Island, Union Glacier Camp Antarctica, Svalbard, Super Yachts in Italy, Everest Basecamp and the North sea oil rigs. Antony is one of the best!
Ginna Kelly is passionate about inspiring people to protect the wild places and wildlife she loves. Ginna has made successful summits of Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Ecuador Volcanoes, Peruvian Andes, and treks to the Inca Trail and Everest Base Camp.
Eric learned to rock climb in Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas of southern California. After ten years of teaching outdoor education, Eric has made a career of traveling, guiding and teaching in the wilderness. (more…)
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 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
Born and raised in Southern California, it quickly became clear that Mark Tucker loves not only the beach but the nearby mountains. He has guided over 250 expeditions both at home and abroad. After his summit of Carstensz Pyramid, he joined the Seven Summit Club.
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.
Kurt’s combined decades of experience in high tech and passion for alpine climbing bring the perfect blend to Madison Mountaineering. (more…)
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
With a passion for the unexplored, Rich Brooks brings the world’s most untouched and remote locations to the adventurous traveler. Specializing in custom made experiences all over the globe, Rich has traveled through the fjords of Iceland, deserts in Oman, rainforests in Costa Rica, rugged coastlines in Southern Africa and through the trails to Everest Base Camp and beyond.