MEET CRAIG

Craig currently has over 400 summits of Mount Rainier by 19 different routes and still holds several records and first ascents. As a teenager Craig made his first trip to the Himalayas and has climbed all Seven Summits including Mount Everest. In 1989 Craig summited the world’s third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga (28,169 ft.) as part of the first successful American expedition, without using supplemental oxygen. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Nepali. In Latin America he has guided many expeditions in Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Mexico. In 2013 Craig completed his 20th successful summit of Aconcagua and 53rd summit of Pico de Orizaba (more than any other American guide). As a year-round guide in the summer months he enjoys guiding in the Pacific Northwest including his favorite mountain, Mount Shuksan, in the North Cascades and spending time with his two active teenagers.

NOTABLE ASCENTS

  • Mount Rainier, 450+ summits by 19 routes (3rd most on record)
  • Record Speed climb of Mount Rainier in 1981 and 1983 (5 hours, 20 minutes)
  • First One Day Ascent of Mount Baker & Mount Shuksan in the same day. (Sept. 1982)
  • Vinson (3 expeditions)
  • Aconcagua, Argentina (26 expeditions with 20 summits)
  • Bolivia (8 expeditions)
  • Ecuador (4 expeditions)
  • Mount Everest via The Great Couloir, North Ridge and summit via the South Col. (3 expeditions)
  • Kangchenjunga in 1989 (summit with Ed Viesturs without supplemental oxygen)
  • Xixipangma, 1993
  • Mexican Volcanoes, over 30 expeditions including 60-summits of Pico de Orizaba
  • Kilimanjaro (12 summits)
  • Mount Elbrus, Russia (5 summits)
  • Numerous climbs in The Cascades and Olympic Mountains since 1975.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • AMGA Alpine Guide
  • Avalanche Level II
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Wilderness First Responder / CPR