Matt Hegeman

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AMGA Certified Rock Guide & Alpine Guide
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Always looking for the next adventure in Patagonia, the Alps, or the big walls of Yosemite, Matt is a rock climber at heart. Growing up in Pittsburgh, he found a mentor who taught him the basics of his craft. He then took a one-way flight to Yosemite where he cultivated a passion for long, committing granite climbs. He has since climbed many of the long classic free climbs of the Valley as well as El Capitan five times, including a solo ascent. Matt is an AMGA Certified Rock and Alpine guide who started guiding in California in 2003 sharing his passion with folks from Mt Shasta to Mt Whitney and everything in between. Since 2008, Matt has guided extensively outside of California leading clients on more than 70 successful summits of Mt Rainier and expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, Mt Vinson in Antarctica, and Aconcogua in Argentina. While not working, he enjoys long ski tours in the Eastern Sierra, ice climbing, and rock climbing in Utah, Wyoming, California, or wherever the conditions are good.

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Guides: Alpine
Backpacking
Ice
Rock
Ski