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Joseph Anderson , Director

Joseph Anderson


"In the beginning, when I was young and first started my career in the mountains my ambitions were most likely similar to most new guides:  Guiding difficult routes, projects that would challenge me and my skills to the limit.  As time goes on though what stays as the most important part of my work is the people.  No matter what level my clients are, watching people evolve over time, and more important watching the mounains change people over time is the greatest gift.  That's where the real adventure is, it's inside."

Owner, operator  for Peregrine Expeditions.  22 years of working in the mountains as a professional guide, including six expeditions to Denali, teaching the U.S. Air Force combat forecasters how to ski, guiding technical rock and ice routes through North America and working with youth populations in both youth-at-risk programs and recreational adventure programs. In 2007 Joseph received the Denali Pro pin and 2008 won a Mountain Hardware Scholarship. Joseph lives with his wife his two sons and daughter in Bellingham, WA.

Work Timeline:

May 1999 - Begin professional guiding for South West Adventures (Now San Juan Mountain Guides).  Rock and Ice climbing guide in SW Colorado.

May 2004 - November 2008: American Alpine Institute.  Alpine, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Ski guide in Cascades, Sierras, Alaska, British Columbia, Colorado, Red Rocks.

February 2007 - Begin Ski guiding in North Cascades for American Alpine Institute.  Redesigned all AAI ski programs.

March 2017 - June 2018:  Mount Rainier Climbing Ranger

February 2009 - Present:  Peregrine Mountain Guides

Joseph by the Numbers


Years as a Guide


Ascents of Mt Baker


Bigfoot Sightings

Just wanted to let you know that your Rock Climb class yesterday was amazing! There was just enough thrill, challenge, instruction, unique climbs and cardio for everyone.
Annette Elashkar

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