5+Years of Service Ben Jones
Senior Guide: International, Denali, Mount Rainier, Mountaineering School

Ben Jones has spent the last 10 years working as a professional guide and instructor in Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, Norway, Argentina, Nepal, Tanzania, Indonesia and Mexico. Ben is competent on rock, ice, and snow but spends a majority of his time in the snow. Ben has instructed courses in mountaineering, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and horsepacking. While teaching mountaineering at National outdoor leadership school, Ben got to extensively explore the glaciers of the Chugach mountains, Wrangells, eastern Alaska range, and remote mountains in British Columbia as well as in Wyoming and Idaho. In the off season, while residing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and when not traveling and exploring different countries around the world Ben's hobbies include skiing, climbing, metal work, fixing things, and practicing Spanish, and Swahili. Ben guides for us on Kilimanjaro (8 times in the past two years), in Alaska, South America, in the Himalayas and most of the 7 summits. Recently, Ben summited Lhotse, and guided for our 2012 Everest Trek and Island Peak and our 2011 & 2013 Mount Everest Expeditions where this year he guided the Everest/Lhotse combo in less than 24 hours. Most recently Ben led our 2013 Cho-Oyu team to the summit.

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Significant Ascents

2 ascents of Everest (2 guided, 2011, 2013) 29,035ft
2 ascents of Lhotse (1 personal, 2012; 1 guided 2013) 27,940ft
2 ascent of Cho-Oyu (2 guided 2013, 2014) 26,906ft
1 ascent of Carstensz Pyramid (guided, 2012) 16,023ft
6 ascents of Denali, West Buttress and Muldrow Glacier (4 expeditions guided 1 personal) 20,320ft
9 ascents of Aconcagua (8 expeditions, guided) 22,829ft
12 ascents of Kilimanjaro (guided) 19,340ft
2 ascents of Island Peak (guided, 2012) 20,305ft
4 Everest base camp treks
2 ascents of Orizaba, Mexico (guided) 18,850ft
2 ascents of Iztaccihuatl, Mexico (guided) 17,343ft
30+ ascents of Mt. Rainier, 14,411ft
6 ascents of Mt. Baker
3 ascents of Mt. Shuksan
2 ascents of Mt. Hood
1 ascent of Mt. Stuart, Washington, North Ridge
1 ascent of Tharpu Chuli, Nepal 18,579ft.
1 Ski decent of Mt. Moran
1 Ski decent of Mt. Rainier
3 ascents of Grand Teton

Certifications

WEMT (EMT and WFR) / CPR for the professional Rescuer
Level II Avalanche
Leave No Trace Master Trainer