Grant Perdue

I love the mountains. Places to explore, to live a simple—yet endlessly complex and saturated—form of existence; I’ve always been drawn to them and the shared experiences they facilitate. Growing up in Nashville, TN, my relationship with mountain moving (perhaps, hill romping) sparked on the cliffs of the Southeast where I cut my teeth rock climbing. Moving West to Boulder, CO, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography while my passion for climbing evolved to encompass all seasons and modes of travel. I may have spent more time climbing than studying, but I see the two as one in the same! Rock, ice and alpine climbing, backcountry skiing, and trail running ignite my psyche around my now-home of Telluride, CO. 

The terrain and access around Telluride not only allow me to sharpen my skills for personal objectives far and wide, but also provide the perfect venue to share my love for the mountains with others. I believe the mountains to be powerful points of connection with our natural world and each other; vesting newcomers with the skills and experience required to travel through them truly fires me up, and I feel incredibly lucky to call it my profession.

I am certified as an AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Pro 1 avalanche worker, and Wilderness First Responder. When I’m not climbing or guiding in the mountains, I enjoy playing music, tinkering with gear, and daydreaming about ascents to come.

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