Jordan Cargill

I was fortunate enough born and raised in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where my love for the outdoors was immediate and permanent. It first manifested in summer days catching and chasing anything that could slither, crawl, or rustle the New England forest floor, and winters with skis strapped to my feet days after I could walk. Throughout my youth I spent family vacations, summers, and weekends exploring the mountains, rivers, and lakes of the northeast where a strong wilderness sense and appreciation for wild places were infused into my DNA.

At 13 I ventured into the vertical for the first time on New Hampshire’s classic granite climbing crag, Cathedral Ledge. I was immediately enraptured by the unique experiences, places, and people climbing unlocked. Since that inaugural voyage up Cathedral’s sea of granite my passion for the mountain environment has steadily increased alongside my desire to share access and respect for these places through guiding and education.

Since the early days on Cathedral I have pursued personal adventures across the globe and guided in all mountain disciplines in the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and internationally. I am currently pursuing IFMGA certification and am an AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, AMGA Ski Guide, and assistant AMGA Alpine Guide. I am a Blizzard/Tecnica ambassador, member of the Protect Our Winters Athlete team, and am a certified WEMT and LNT Master. I am now based in New Hampshire where I guide independently through my service, Mountain Shadow Adventures.

In 2018 I did my first trip to the Alaska Range and moments after taking off from Talkeetna I knew that the range had a hold on me. I am very excited to return to Denali and the Alaska Range in 2022 for my third and fourth Denali expeditions.


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