Experienced Guide Wanted

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automattic68
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Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by automattic68 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:50 pm

I am looking for a guide/climbing partner for late May to hike/climb a few 14ers. Does anyone have a recommendation for a private guide or a service?
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Re: Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by cottonmountaineering » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:04 pm

there are a number of guiding outfits here, they mostly operate within certain areas of the state, San Juan mountain guides or Aspen Expeditions are probably who you're looking for
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Re: Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by bdloftin77 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:25 pm

I'd recommend Ricardo Pena. 14er finisher, US state highpoint finisher, Denali, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro completer. Guided Orizaba over 50 times. Friendly and knowledgeable.

You can find him on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Ricardo.Pena.Araujo), or his website: https://www.alpineexpeditions.net/index.html
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Re: Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by peter303 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:27 pm

Note late May is considered late winter in terms of snow above treeline.
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Re: Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by jrs1965 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:36 pm

I used Jackson Hole Mountain Guides when I had done Kiener's on Longs. Currently coordinating with Aspen Alpine Guides to do NW Buttress of Capitol this summer. Pikes Peak Alpine does guiding and training events on Pikes...
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Re: Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by Buckie06 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:16 pm

Pikes Peak Alpine School is great
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Re: Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by automattic68 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:55 am

Thank you all for your help.
I was able to get in touch with Ricardo Pena and Alpine Expeditions.
I appreciate the recommendations and information.
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Re: Experienced Guide Wanted

Post by CaptCO » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:57 am

Let us know how it goes! There’s a couple routes I would love to have a guide on in the distant future...
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