Our Guides

Sam Magro 700' up on "Border Country", Middle Cathedral, Yosemite NP.

Sam Magro

Owner & Chief Guide

Sam is the owner and Lead Guide for MAG. He has guided professionally on rock, ice, skis, & alpine since 2004 throughout the contiguous US, Alaska, Europe, and South America. He has developed climbing curricula for MAG, Montana State University, and has been commissioned to develop climbs by the Bhutanese government in the Himalayan foothills, among other roles. He has made successful guided ascents in all disciplines including 2,000′ 5.12 rock climbs, link-ups of WI6 ice routes, technical mountaineering in Peru and Alaska, and ski descents of couloirs up to 50 degrees. He firmly believes a good guide should be dedicated to high personal climbing or skiing goals in order to always improve, learn, and maintain our skills. Then as guides, we come to the mountains carved by experience in addition to being molded by industry standards and formal certifications.

In addition to Sam’s climbing achievements, he is also the proud father of one with twins on the way!

Certifications/Titles:

  • AIARE Avalanche III/PRO 2
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • HAR (High Angle Rescue) & Gallatin County Search & Rescue Team Member
  • American Avalanche Association PRO member

Significant Achievements/Ascents:

  • First Ascents: “Infiniti Line” (V, 5.12b, C1, 1,000’), “Sanctum Sanctorum” (5.12+, 900’), “Velvet Hammer” 5.12c (900′), Vishnu Splitter (5.13a)
  • First Ascents (winter): “The Reverie” (WI 6+, M7/A1 600’), “Raven Crack-ed” (1,400’ WI 5+ M7), “The Jocko-Phillip” WI6, M8/9, 650′.  W. Mendenhall Tower (n. face), AK (AI5, M5, A1, 2500′)
  • Yosemite: El Capitan: The Salathe Wall (VI, at 5.11+, C2), Free Rider (VI, 5.13a),  The Shield (VI, C4, 5.11).  Half Dome, Middle Cathedral, etc.
  • Patagonia:  Cerro Torre’s West Face/Ragni Route.  Fitz Roy’s Cassarotto Pillar (Mate, Porro, y lo Demas)
  • Guided on Denali, Alaska; Peru: Toccllaraju, Ishinca, Urus, Llanapacha, Pisco, and others
  • Guiding: contiguous US, Europe, Alaska, Mexico, and Peru. (up to 5.12 rock, WI6 ice, & 6,000 m elevation)
  • Climbing trips to Argentina, Chile, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, US, Europe, and Africa.
  • Two-time Mugs Stump Award Recipient for new routes in Alaska and Chile.
Peter Ramos, AMGA guide

Peter Ramos

Peter Ramos grew up in Reno, NV with the Sierras in his backyard. In 1984 he began adventuring in the mountains when his mom took him skiing at the young age of 2. In 1990 he started climbing competitively in indoor climbing competitions. It was at 14 years old when Peter landed his first guiding job, teaching summer camps out of Donner Summit, CA.

Peter left Reno the day after he graduated high school and moved to Bozeman, MT. He attended Montana State University and eventually graduated with a Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN-RN) in 2009. Over those years he continued to guide for various organizations and learned to speak Spanish while climbing throughout South America doing nursing projects. During that time, he also earned the following certifications; Wilderness EMT-B, Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS), and Adult Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

He has traveled throughout the world as an Expedition Nurse, carrying out both nursing and guiding responsibilities. When Peter is not expedition nursing, he is working as a community health nurse in the local community health centers.

Peter Ramos’ current focus is to complete the AMGA requirements necessary to become an IFMGA certified guide. Peter is a valuable asset to any mountain adventure, given his guiding history, mountain knowledge, and nursing background.

Nate Opp

Nate Opp

Nate has been a full-time active climber in the Bozeman area for over 15 years. He has established dozens of first ascents in the region and also throughout the world. Highlights include over 25 expeditions to the Alaska range, 2 ascents of Fitzroy in Patagonia including the first ascent of the Wave Effect, and an onsight free ascent of Parmakkayas’ east face(7b) in the Taurus range in central Turkey. Nate is also a lead guide for AMS in Alaska and a senior guide for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.

Whit Magro

Whit Magro

Whit Magro has guided extensively in the Tetons, The Alaska Range, and right here in Hyalite and Gallatin Canyons. He was the first American to successfully guide an ascent of Cerro Torre in Patagonia among many other guiding achievements in Patagonia, Alaska, and elsewhere. Currently, he only guides a handful of days each year as the rest of his time is filled with running his own metal fabrication business, climbing on his own objectives, and hanging with his family. None the less, he steps in now and then on private outings.

Adam Knoff, Himalaya

Adam Knoff

Adam grew up exploring the wilderness of Minnesota with his twin brother Eric. He likes to claim that after his first climbing class in a small state park named Taylor’s Falls, at the impressionable age of 15, he literally watched the light bulb turn on. From that moment on, climbing has encapsulated every facet of Adam’s life.

At the age of 20, Adam moved to Bozeman to attend MSU but found the calling of climbing was too difficult to ignore. In 2001 he left his life behind in Montana and became a full-time mountain guide working for RMI on Mt. Rainier. Adam has been guiding professionally ever since. With numerous expeditions to the Himalaya, Alaska, South America, and Europe, Adam prides himself on being equally versed in climbing and guiding in big mountain terrain, vertical ice and rock, and long alpine adventures. In short, there isn’t anything Adam can’t climb.

On top of his climbing, Adam was instrumental in starting the Khumbu Climbing School in Phortse, Nepal with the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation and contributes countless hours organizing the Bozeman Ice Festival and Bozeman World Cup climbing competition held annually here in town.

Now living in Bozeman full time with his wife and six-year-old son Liam, Adam has begun to branch out from merely guiding climbing to guiding fly fishing on the world-class rivers around southwest Montana. Whether it be rivers, mountains, or the vertical world, Adam says guiding has always been his calling, and the enjoyment of sharing an adventure and building a bond with new people remains his favorite part of his work.

Certifications:

  • AMGA Aspirant Alpine Course
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • AIARE Level 1 Avalanche
Anne Gilbert Chase

Anne Gilbert

Anne Gilbert has been guiding professionally since 2008 when she moved out to the Pacific Northwest from the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia. She has 40+ guided ascents of Mt. Rainier as well as successful trips on Denali and Aconcagua. She now lives in Bozeman, MT, and attends Montana State University’s nursing program. When Anne Gilbert is not in school, she spends her time climbing in the mountains of Patagonia, Argentina, and the Canadian Rockies. She also loves exploring the mountains of her backyard, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, in both winter and summer. Anne Gilbert hopes to continue to share her love and knowledge of the mountains with folks when she is not working as a nurse.

Certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • BA History and Spanish, University of Georgia
akio joy guide

Aki Joy

Akio is a lead guide based out of Bozeman. He started guiding professionally in 2013, spending the majority of every year since in Southwest Montana. He majored in Mathematics Education at Montana State University and holds a teaching certification in the state of Montana, although he rarely teaches in a classroom. He has guided rock, ice, ski, and alpine routes all over Montana, Wyoming, California, and Washington. He is currently pursuing IFMGA status through the American Mountain Guides Association. Aki spends free days working on van build-outs or planning the next big trip.

Certifications:
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Assistant Alpine Guide
  • AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • AIARE Pro Level 2 Avalanche
  • BS in Mathematics Education from Montana State University

Significant Ascents:

  • El Capitan, Yosemite (8 ascents up to 5.12+, in a day, and guided)
  • Many Yosemite Ascents (RNWF Half Dome, Astroman, Scarface, Romulan Warbird, Freestone, Crucifix, Stoner’s Highway, etc.)
  • FFA of Waterline, Beartooths ( IV 5.13-)
  • FA of Kingpin, Beartooths (IV 5.13a)
  • Fruh-Lowe, Gallatin Canyon (5.13)
  • The Nutcracker, Hyalite Canyon (M8+ WI5+)
  • Come and Get It, Hyalite Canyon (5.11 WI6)
  • Chiaro di Luna, Argentine Patagonia V 5.10+
  • Bienvenidos a Mi Insomnia, Cochamo, Chile V 5.11-
  • 15+ Guided ascents of Gannett Peak, WY
Sam Hennessy, ice climbing, hyalite canyon

Sam Hennessey

A native of Port Angeles, WA, Sam’s outdoor career began at a young age in the small yet rugged Olympic Mountains. These days, he lives seasonally in Bozeman MT, making the most of the incredible ice and mixed climbing in the greater Yellowstone region. His favorite routes tend to be big walls or alpine rock and ice climbs. A former college athlete, his non-climbing interests include distance running, reading, and traveling to new places.

Significant Ascents:

  • Rainier, 23+ Summits by 6 different Routes, ski descent
  • Denali, West Buttress (3x)
  • Mt Vinson (2x)
  • AK Range, Moose’s Tooth, Shaken Not Stirred V WI5 M5
  • AK Range, Pt 7400, FA Gangster’s Paradise, V AI4 M6 A2
  • AK Range, Mt Huntington, Harvard Route, VI 5.9 C1 and Colton Leach, VI M6
  • Nepal Himalaya, FA Chukyima Go, 6259m, V M4 85 degrees
  • Hyalite Canyon, Winter Dance WI6
  • Canadian Rockies, Nemesis WI6, Curtain Call, WI6
  • El Capitan, The Nose in a Day, VI 5.10 C1

Certifications:

  • AIARE Avalanche III/PRO 2
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • IFMGA Certified Guide
Geoff Schellens, Alaska

Geoff Schellens

Geoff Schellens grew up in Norwich, VT where his introduction to climbing at the age of 12 led him to develop a strong connection with the outdoors and the local Green Mountains. Pursuing his passion for climbing, Geoff began guiding in 2007 and now guides technical routes on peaks in some of the world’s most stunning mountain ranges. Recently Geoff has moved to Bozeman, MT, and is enjoying exploring the outstanding ice Hyalite Canyon has to offer and sharing it with his guests. Geoff is also a certified Rock Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association and working towards his Alpine Guide certification. Geoff is a talented photographer, intent on exploring “the places where the earth stops and the sky begins” through both his climbing and his camera lens. See his website at http://www.theexposededge.com

Significant Ascents:

  • Guided ascents of Everest, Lhotse, and K2
  • 70+ summits via 5 routes of Mt. Rainier, Washington
  • 6 expeditions on Denali, Alaska
  • 1 summit of Shishapangma, Tibet (26,335′)
  • 1 summit of Alpamayo, Peru
  • 1 expedition on Dhaulagiri, Nepal
  • 4 expeditions on Aconcagua, Argentina
  • 1 summit of Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina
  • 4 summits of Pico de Orizaba and Ixtaccihuatl, Mexico
  • 2 summits of Cotopaxi and Illiniza Norte, Ecuador
  • Mt. Aspiring, New Zealand
  • Ice Climbing in Colorado, Montana, Alaska, and the Canadian Rockies
  • Other notable domestic ascents: Mt. Shuksan, Mt. Baker, Mt. Hood, The Torment-Forbidden Traverse

Certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AIARE Avalanche Level II
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Ice Instructor
  • AMGA Aspirant Alpine Cert.
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
Jeff Witt, IFMGA guide, Montana Alpine Guides

Jeff Witt

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jeff began teaching climbing in 2001, when he helped a friend with an Alpine Ice Climbing Course in the Grossglockner Alps of Austria. Since then, Jeff’s passion for the sport has extended to guiding alpine rock routes in the Tetons, teaching ice climbing throughout the West, exploring the Tetons and British Columbia on skis, and leading expeditions to Alaska, Patagonia, Africa, and the Himalaya. Along the way, through his personal adventures, he has been honored to climb the granite expanses of Fitzroy, swing tools into the icy runnels of the Cassin Ridge of Denali, wiggle up the frozen chimneys of the Eiger North Face, and visit the summit of Mt Everest. Jeff enjoys every opportunity to share his passion for climbing and is looking forward to swinging tools into ice this winter! Jeff is also a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide.

Noah Ronczkowski

Noah Ronczkowski

Noah found rock climbing during his freshmen year of college in 2000 in the Midwest. After graduating with a degree in biology, he quickly moved to Bozeman, MT to pursue a career involving climbing and skiing. After a successful ski descent of Mount McKinley in 2010, he began guiding in the Alaska Range and in the Tetons. Noah has spent his winters doing avalanche control on the Big Sky Ski Patrol in Montana since 2006. He is a solid “all-arounder” on skis, ice, and rock climbs.
lindsay fixmer guide

Lindsay Fixmer

Since her initiation into climbing in 1999, Lindsay has traveled to world-class climbing destinations and guides clients of all abilities on rock, ice, and alpine climbs. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Lindsay knew she wanted to return west where the mountains offered a plethora of climbing opportunities. She began a career coaching youth competitive climbing teams and managing climbing gyms. Through her experience teaching the technical skills of climbing Lindsay naturally transitioned to guiding and works closely with her clients to develop their skills. Various guiding venues include the Rockies, Tetons, Sierra, Rainier, North Cascades, Alaska, the north and southeast US, Argentina, Mexico, and Iceland. While Lindsay loves rock climbing, she excels as a technician on ice, naturally bringing this passion to Montana Alpine Guides. From the ice meccas of the Northeast, the San Juan’s in CO, Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman, MT; Cody, WY; to the stunning fjords of Iceland, she brings her clients to their peak level of performance. When Lindsay isn’t climbing, you can catch her playing guitar and singing at local cafes.

Notable guiding achievements and ascents:

  • Rock, ice, and alpine guide since 2006
  • Sierra, CO and MT Rockies, Tetons, N Cascades, Alaska, Southeast, Northeast, Red Rocks, NV
  • Ice: San Juan & Elk Ranges, CO; Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman, MT; Cody, WY; eastern Sierra; New Hampshire and Vermont; Iceland
  • International: Mexico, Argentina, Iceland
  • First ascents in Iceland and India

Certifications:

  • AMGA CWI Provider Trainer
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • AIARE Pro II Certification
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
Seth Timpano

Seth Timpano

Seth has been climbing for the past 20 years and leading trips as a full-time professional mountain guide for 15 years. To date, he has guided and organized 45+ international climbing expeditions plus an additional 20 expeditions to Alaska. He has guided over 100 trips on Mount Rainier and dozens of technical climbs in Antarctica, Peru, Indonesia, Montana, Nepal, Argentina, Wyoming, and Washington. When he is not guiding, he is pursuing his own climbing goals from high altitude unclimbed peaks to searching out unexplored corners of the mountains in the American West.

Significant ascents:

  • First Ascent of Northeast Buttress of Barnaj I (India)
  • First Ascents of the East & West Faces of Pk. 13,100 (Alaska)
  • First Ascent of Privete Spacibo (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 6 of the 7 summits in the Fitz Roy Massif (Argentina)
  • 40 new ice & mixed routes in Montana & Wyoming

Guiding Highlights:

  • Mount Everest (Nepal)
  • Denali (Alaska)
  • North Ridge of Mount Stuart (Washington)
  • Mount Rainier (Washington)
  • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
  • Ski the Last Degree – South Pole (Antarctica)
  • First Ascent of Soholt Peaks Traverse (Antarctica)
  • Mount Vinson (Antarctica)
  • Mount Shinn (Antarctica)
  • Mount Tyree (The only 2 guided ascents) (Antarctica)
  • Carstensz Pyramid (West Papua, Indonesia)
  • Aconcagua (Argentina)
  • Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
  • Black Magic, Mummy IV, Zach Attack (Hyalite Canyon)

Joe Wagner

Starting with his first backpacking trip at the age of four, Joe Wagner has spent the majority of his free time cultivating a lifelong love of the outdoors including climbing, skiing, and trail running. He grew up in Montana and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Montana State University, which led to a career as a Software Engineer as well as teaching and practicing mountain rescue.

Joe has worked with Seattle Mountain Rescue (SMR), Gallatin County Search and Rescue (GCSAR), and as casual call for the US national parks. Some of the successful missions and trainings he participated in include operations with Rainier National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Denali National Park, several counties in Washington State, and several counties in Montana. During this time Joe has regularly participated in high angle rope rescue, helicopter short-haul rescue, and mountain search operations. He has served as a member of a board of directors for one of the GCSAR groups and currently participates with four of the GCSAR groups.

He has climbed in ranges all across the US, in the Himalayas, and in Alaska.

Ty Guarino

Ty Guarino

Ty is a New England transplant that has lived, recreated, and worked in the Bozeman area since 2008. While completing his degree at MSU, Ty began his guiding career by instructing for the Colorado Outward Bound School in Leadville CO. Upon graduation in 2012, and after four years of splitting his time between Outward Bound contracts and Bozeman, Ty has made a permanent residence in the place he loves most, Montana.

Ty has guided students and clients all over the United States as well as teaching international Outdoor Education Semesters in Ecuador. Ty’s resume includes working as the first generation of Montana Wilderness School instructors, guiding in the Alaska Range on Denali, working as a professional ski patroller at Bridger Bowl, and serving as the Snow Safety Director at Porters Ski field in Canterbury NZ. Beyond his professional career, Ty has additionally pioneered new ski descents in Alaska and Canada, as well as repeating difficult ski lines in Ecuador, Tetons WY, and New Zealand.

Certifications/Titles:

  • Avalanche III/PRO 2
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • Wilderness EMT and CPR provider
  • American Avalanche Association PRO member

Significant Achievements/Descents:

  • Solo ski descent of the Grand Teton via Ford/Stettner route
  • Multiple repeats of Teton Classics including: Spooky Face of Nez Perce, Apocalypse couloir on Prospectors, and SE couloir of the South Teton.
  • Five first descents in Revelations Range AK including the 3,500’ West Couloir of Angel Peak
  • Multiple first descents in the St Elias Range AK
  • Two first descents in the Purcell Range BC
  • Three first descents in the Alaska Range, One-Shot Glacier
  • Repeat descent of SW couloir-West ridge of Aoraki/Mt Cook South peak New Zealand
  • Descents of Chimborazo 20,549’ and Cayambe 18,996’, Ecuador
  • Multiple guided trips on Denali AK, Gannet Peak WY, Cotopaxi, and Antisana, Ecuador.

Allen Steckmest

Allen grew up in a small town in north-central Washington where he began skiing as soon as he could walk.  His passion for skiing and the mountains has taken him to many places around the world, including ranges in Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the Volcanoes of Kamchatka. But year after year he finds himself exploring the mountains around South West Montana. Allen guides skiing and teaches Avalanche Education courses for MAG.

Certifications:

  • Avalanche Level III
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
Gabrielle Antonioli

Gabrielle Antonioli

Gabrielle was fortunate to grow up exploring the mountains of Montana near her hometown of Butte. She started climbing and skiing in college, and eventually developed a deep passion for the study of snow. She has spent many days developing her ski mountaineering skills as well as observing the cumulative effects and change in snowpack over time. When not skiing, she enjoys climbing in the Gallatin Canyon or in the Beartooths, as well as going on long mountain trail runs that usually involve a good bit of scrambling.

Gabrielle works for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and is currently studying under the guidance of Dr. Karl Birkeland to earn a Master’s degree in Snow Science at MSU.

Significant Ascents and Descents:

  • Multiple 10,000’+ peak ski descents in the Bridger, Crazy, Tobacco Root, Absaroka, Beartooth, and Pintler ranges in Montana, the Teton Range in Wyoming, and Sierra Nevada Range in California.
  • 100+ ski descents in Hyalite Canyon, Northern Gallatin Range, including multiple single-day traverses of the canyon

Certifications:

  • AMGA Alpine Apprentice Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • B.S. in Ecology, Organismal Biology
  • American Avalanche Association Professional Member

Matias Francis

A native of Bainbridge Island, WA, Matias got his first taste of climbing in the Olympics and the Cascades. College brought Matias to Bozeman at 18, but he stayed for the climbing and the community. He enjoys all of the climbing and skiing that southwestern Montana and the surrounding area has to offer. Matias combines his love for the mountains with his desire to guide and educate to help others reach their goals. He spends his spring in Alaska in Denali National Park and spends his summers and falls in Washington and Oregon. But always loves coming back to his favorite state, Montana. When not climbing or skiing you can catch Matias, trying to cook, riding his bike, or spending time with friends and family.
Significant Ascents:
  • 25+ summits of Mt. Rainier via 4 routes
  • Mt. Hunter via the West Ridge (AK)
  • Summits of Denali, Mt. Baker, Forbidden Peak, Mt. Adams, Mt Frances, Granite Peak, and others
  • Multiple First ascents in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Triple Direct on El Capitan, South Face of Mt. Watkins, and other big walls in Yosemite and Mexico

Certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 2
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • AMGA Rock Guide Course
Conrad Anker Guide

Conrad Anker

Conrad Anker has been pushing the limits of mountaineering for the last 30 years, evolving into one of America’s best alpinists. The Bozeman, Montana-based father of three is one of the most prolific explorers and mountaineers alive today.

At age 59, Conrad’s expansive resume only continues to grow, including accomplishments off the mountains as well. In more than 25 years of expeditions to Nepal, Conrad and his wife, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, have developed deep relationships with the Sherpa people and founded the Khumbu Climbing Center in Phortse, Nepal, which provides a variety of safety training courses to high altitude workers.

Equally at home in Antarctica, the Himalaya, or his home ice in Hyalite Canyon in southwestern Montana, Conrad continues a deep appreciation for wild places that was passed on from his father and grandfather. Though true alpine routes have been his forte, his résumé also includes big wall first ascents on El Capitan and first free ascents in Zion National Park.

At home, Conrad serves on the boards of the Protect Our Winters, The American Himalayan Foundation, The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation, and One Family Memphis.

Significant Achievements:
  • First ascent of the Shark’s Fin on Meru, India
  • First ascent of East Face of Vinson Massif, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica
  • First ascent of Rakekniven Peak, Snow Petrel Wall, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica – VI 5.10 A3
  • Three summits of Mt Everest, one without supplemental oxygen, one free climbing 2nd step – highest free climb in the world
  • First ascent of Continental Drift, El Capitan – VI 5.10 A4
  • First ascent of Streaked Wall with Mugs Stump, Zion National Park VI 5.11 A4
  • First ascent of Stump Spire, Sam Ford Fiord, Baffin IV 5.11
  • Zion – Shune’s Buttress, Red Mountain, V 5.11
  • Patagonia –  Badlands, Torre Egger VI 5.10 A3
  • Karakorum Himal – W Face, Latok II, 7108 m VII 5.10 A3
  • Golden Piton Lifetime Achievement Award
  • David R. Brower Award

Admin

Genevieve Magro

Genevieve Magro

Genevieve Magro was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, and grew up skiing, rock climbing, and backpacking in the surrounding area. After spending her college years between New York City and Paris, she returned to her Montana roots with a deepened dedication toward her time in the mountains. In addition to being a mother and registered nurse, Genevieve oversees accounting and human resources for MAG. She has accompanied her partner, Sam Magro, on numerous rock and ice first ascents including “Sanctum Sanctorum” (5.12+, 900’) and “The Dream Catcher” (WI 5+, M5).

Certifications:
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 1
  • BA in Art History and French, New York University
  • BS in Nursing, Montana State University
Sarah Ebright

Sarah Ebright

A Pennsylvania native, Sarah hung up her field hockey stick after a successful collegiate career and headed west. And then north. Falling in love with the remote wilderness of Wrangell-St. Elias, she spent 10 years as a mountaineering, rafting, and backpacking guide in Alaska. With her new status as a year-round Bozeman resident, she’s excited to explore the mountains and rivers of Montana! These days, she manages the office at MAG, with a love of organization and passion for coordinating experiences of a lifetime. She answers the phones, herds all the cats (also known as guides), and generally just provides a friendly face and bubbly voice around the office. Her favorite activity is “playing outside,” whether it is skiing, climbing, paddling, biking, or any other human-powered activity. When she’s not out exploring, she enjoys board games, pond hockey, and catching up on a good book.

Significant Achievements:
  • Summits of University Peak, Mt. Bona, Mt. Churchill, and others in Alaska
  • Successful run of the Tana River (AK Class IV+) via an oar rig, and over 3,500 remote river miles rowed and paddled in Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska
  • Several multi-sport traverses through the Alaska backcountry, via foot, skis, packraft, and fatbike
Certifications:
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 2
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • MS in Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming