Nik Mirhashemi
Guide: Washington, Alaska

Nik grew up surrounded by the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado and has always been drawn to wild places of the world. He came to the realization that he wanted to become a guide after his first Colorado 14'er ascent. He shortly began leading summit trips for the CU Hiking Club in Boulder, CO and later as a camp counselor outside of Colorado Springs. Nik has climbed extensively throughout the southwestern United States and finds himself completely at home on a frozen waterfall, among the sandstone towers of the desert, or within the depths of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. He's also climbed in Ecuador, Chile and Peru. Nik began his AMGA training fall 2013 with a Rock Instructor Course and plans to continue pursuing accreditation. In the winter, Nik works as a ski instructor in Telluride, CO.

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Significant Ascents

Mount Rainier
Mount Baker
The Shield, Huascaran Sur, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, D+ W13+
French Direct, Alpamayo, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, D+W13+
Solo Ridge Traverse from Tomboy Peak to Mt. Emma, Telluride, CO, v, 70 Degree snow and mixed, first winter ascent
Bridal Veil Falls, Telluride, CO W15+
Ames Ice Hose, Telluride, CO, W15
Checkerboard, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, III, 5.10+
Primrose Dihedrals, Moses, Canyonlands NP, UT, III, 5.11
North Ridge, The Watchmen, Zion NP, UT, IV+, 5.11
Regular Route, Standing Rock, Canyonlands NP, UT, III, 5.11+
North Ridge, Monster Tower, Canyonlands NP, UT, III, 5.11
Sims-Hesse-Hanning, Charliehorse Needle, Canyonlands NP, III, 5.11+


Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level I
AMGA Rock Instructor Course
Leave No Trace Trainer