Our Guides

We’re happy to announce that Adam is going on a one-year sabbatical with his family! He will return in the Summer of 2108 so stay tuned!

adam_brink_profile_imgAdam Brink

Born and raised in the woods and mountains of southern Oregon, Adam has always lived a life outside. From his first backpacking trips on the Pacific Crest Trail to when he discovered climbing at Smith Rock, Oregon, Adam has been perpetually psyched for the next adventure outside. After graduating from college, he spent the next two decades feverishly climbing everywhere he could, from the gritstone edges of England to granite crack climbing in the Sierra Mountains.

Adam started guiding 20 years ago in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Since then he has guided extensively across the U.S. and in France and Spain. After doing the AMGA Rock Instructor Course and exam under the watchful eye of guiding legend Alain Comeau, Adam is now a certified Rock Instructor with a keen interest in safety systems and risk management in the multi-pitch environment.

In addition to guiding, Adam has been a teacher for the last 14 years. His extensive experience in education gives him the unique ability to connect and work with people of all ages, from toddler climbers all the way up to their great-grandparents.

Favorite Places to Guide

Eldorado Canyon, Colorado

Vedauwoo, Wyoming

Rodellar, Spain

Climbing Since

20 years plus!

Education

Bachelors of Science, University of Oregon

Currently in graduate school at University of Colorado

American Mountain Guide Association Rock Instructor Course, North Conway, NH

AMGA Rock Instructor Exam, Joshua Tree, CA

Wilderness First Responder

Other Professions

Teacher at Horizons K-8

Climbing Coach at Team ABC

 

Other Interests

Photography

 


Ryan Arment
ryan_bioRyan is an excited and motivated guide with passion for climbing. Ryan has been climbing full time for 9 years and guiding kids and adults outdoors for 3 years. Ryan has made pursuit of fun and play a lifestyle, his positive attitude is contagious. While making safety his first concern he knows how to have a good time in any climbing situation.

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Ryan on one of his favorite local climbs “Nobody’s home” in Boulder Canyon, CO

Ryan is always finding different ways to share his excitement and love for climbing. He’s served as the Director of the International Climbers’ Festival. As a builder for the Alex Lowe Foundation to build the Khumbu Climbing Center in Nepal (www.alexlowe.org). Hosted 2 years of the Telluride Mtn. Film Festival  (www.mountainfilm.org). Ryan also coaches youth climbing teams. Through this work Ryan has helped to educate and develop accredited guide training programs for the local Nepalese climbers. Learn more about this work at www.alexlowe.org

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Ryan assessing the progress of the KCC in Phortce Nepal 2013

 

Education:

AMGA Rock Guide Course 2014

AMGA SPI 2013

Wilderness First Responder

B.S. Physical Geography 2009

NOLS PNW Semester 2005

Other Professions:

Climbing Coach

Builder, specializing in play structures and climbing walls

Wrangler

Climbing Since:

2006

Other Interests:

Running

Yoga

Breakfast

Favorite place to guide:

Castle Rock, Boulder Canyon, CO. This place boasts climbing of all styles: Traditional, Sport, Single-pitch, Multi-pitch, and Bouldering.

Favorite Climbs:

Multi-Pitch: The Original route of the Rainbow Wall, Red Rocks Natl. Park, Nevada. Stunning free climbing movement in a 1000ft corner.

Single-Pitch: Culo de Merlin, El Salto, NL Mexico. Possibly the best single pitch of climbing in the world and highly underrated. Easy enough for just about anyone (5.9) this overhanging limestone pitch climbs on massive tufas and includes a literal tunnel, like something from a playground. It’s just a few 100 ft from a massive waterfall in a remote Mountain village.

Boulder: Skyscraper, Rocky Mountain Natl. Park, CO. A fun boulder problem that feels (and looks) more like a route.

Personal Climbing Goal:

To free climb “Eternal Flame” of the Trango Tower, Karakoram, Pakistan. Beautiful orange and white granite climbing at an elevation of 6000m. This climb is remote, very difficult (5.13), and sustained. A climb like this requires a lifetime of experience as well as keen athleticism.

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Photo: huberbaum.de

Follow on instagram: @ryan_adam_arment

 


Elad Omer

Elad_bio_BCG (1)Elad has been climbing rock and mountains around the globe in the past 24 years. His journey includes world-class sport crags all over Europe, big walls in France, Germany, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and the USA as well as famous mountain ranges like the Alps and Himalayas.

Elad has climbed Grade VI routes in sub-8-hours, sport routes up to 5.14 and committing trad routes (up to 5.13R/X). He has also put up dozens of first ascents of single and multi-pitch climbs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Ethiopia.

In 2004 Elad turned his enthusiasm into a career as he became a UIAA certified Rock Climbing Guide, and ever since has been guiding full-time, splitting his time between climbing destinations around the world and sharing his passion with climbers of all ages and levels.

Two of Elad’s greatest passions are guiding high-altitude expeditions in the Himalaya and technical climbing trips on the massive sandstone walls in the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum.

Upon moving to the U.S. with his family Elad completed the AMGA Rock Guide Course and Aspirant Exam in 2012.

Favorite Places to Guide

Wadi Rum, Jordan. The big sandstone walls and the uniquely complex terrain there pose every possible guiding challenge: Long routes, tricky route finding, hard climbing, questionable rock, intricate gear placements, exposed hard-to-protect terrain and long technical descents. Wadi Rum has them all so the guide’s set of skills always needs to be refreshed, sharp and solid!

Climbing Since

1991

Education

UIAA Rock Climbing Guide Certification Program. Israel 2003-4

American Mountain Guide Association Rock Guide Course & Aspirant Exam. Red Rocks, NV. 2012

Wilderness First Responder

 

Other Interests

Fun time with family, Backpacking, Running, Skiing, Photography, Coffee…