New route on the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat 26,660′, ninth highest mountain in the world
First ascent of K7 West in Pakistan
New route on the North Face of Mount Alberta in the Canadian Rockies
WHAT WE DO
ALPINISM IS A DISCIPLINE OF VIRTUE
WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED
- First guided ascents: Ham and Eggs Couloir on the Moose’s Tooth, Peak 11,300 via the SW Ridge, the West Face Couloir of Mount Huntington, the Harvard Route of Mount Huntington, and most recently the Moonflower Buttress of Mount Hunter.
“The value of mountaineering lies in practice, not achievement.”
While these famous, difficult climbs are emblematic of Skyward Mountaineering’s leadership, they are the result of many, many lesser-known but equally rewarding climbs. We firmly believe that the value of mountaineering’s lies in practice, not in the achievement. Our climbing, personally and professionally, has taught us to accept all aspects, all lessons, all outcomes. To climb a great route is a reflection of what you’ve become capable of over time, of what you’ve worked for. Of what you can do because you earned it.
SKYWARD ALPINIST METHODOLOGY
The Skyward Alpinist methodology starts with your thorough education in rock, ice, mixed, alpine climbing and skiing. Once your ‘formal’ education is completed, you may define a high-level goal for yourself and then we co-create a climbing plan based on your experience, skill-level, and fitness. Through successive climbs with multiple Skyward Mountaineering guides, you lift your abilities—step-by-step—to the point where you can successfully climb the routes you’ve dreamed about. Many of our clients take advantage of Steve House and Scott Johnston, two of the world’s best alpine climbing coaches, to develop a training plan that is linked to their climbing goals.