Jesse Ballew

Since a young age, my passion has been spending time outdoors and in the mountains. I grew up on the East coast at the base of the not-so-high highest peak of the Appalachian Mountain Range, Mt Mitchell.

I spent 4 years in the Marine corps then decided to find a way to spend the rest of my life in the mountains doing what I love and sharing that passion with others. Last year was my first trip on Denali and my first time working for Mountain Trip. We had a successful summit and I had the opportunity to work with some amazing guides.

I’ve been fortunate to climb all around the world, including: the Southern Alps in New Zealand, the Pyrenees in Spain, Patagonia, and heaps in Western US. When I’m not climbing big mountains you can usually find me at the bowling alley rolling rocks haha– more accurately, outside climbing rocks. I am truly grateful to have this career path and am looking forward to the experiences ahead.

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