Bill Allen

Co-Owner/Lead Guide

I feel lucky to have been able to create a life out of pursuing the things that I love to do for over 20 years now. I grew up playing in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, and eventually made it up to Alaska where I found my first guiding job and eventually realized that I might be able to make a living out of it.

I’ve now been to places that I never dreamed I would ever get a chance to go, climbed all the Seven Summits twice, and stood on top of Mount Everest three times. I take great pleasure in sharing those experiences with climbers from around the world. Although I spend most of my time in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado now, Alaska is still in my blood and I’ve guided nearly 30 expeditions on Denali, and expeditions to Mount Foraker, Mount Huntington, Mount Fairweather, and many other peaks in Alaska.

I manage to get out of the Mountain Trip office just enough that I am able to work as a ski guide in the winter for both Telluride Helitrax and as part of our own backcountry ski touring program here in the San Juans. I spend my winters in Ophir, CO with my very understanding wife, Sonja, and our boy, Parker. We still spend part of each summer in Alaska running the day-to-day operations of our Denali season.

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