Nik Mirhashemi
Guide: Washington, Alaska

Nik grew up surrounded by the San Juans of SW Colorado and has always been drawn to the wild places of the world. He came to the realization that he wanted to become a guide after his first Colorado 14'er ascent hasnít really looked back. Nik 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 high on an alpine wall, clinging to a frozen waterfall or soaking up the sun on a desert tower. Heís also climbed in Ecuador, Chile and Peru. Nik began training with the AMGA fall 2013 and plans to continue pursuing accreditation.

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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+
First ascent of "Belly of the Beast" WI5+ M6-7 C1 Steep Snow X , Telluride, CO

Certifications

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