We are very proud to welcome back guest guide Ben Gilmore! Ben is an AMGA certified Rock and Alpine Guide, who has also traveled on expeditions to Alaska, Mt. Waddington (Canadian Rockies), India, Nepal, and Patagonia. Ben has an impressive tick list! He has done first ascents around the world including Alaska, New Hampshire, Patagonia, Nepal, Newfoundland, and Arizona! Ben and his partner Kevin Mahoney were nominated for the 2004 Piolet d’ Or Award for first ascent of Arctic Rage (VI WI6+R A2, 4,500′) on Moose’s Tooth! We are so psyched to have him back for another ice fest! Check back soon to find out which clinics Ben will be teaching!


[Left] Ben high up on the North Pillar of Fitz Roy. [Right] Ben belaying in the Shaft, Mt Hunter AK.