AMGA Mountain Guide Candidate
Chris is from Texas, and beyond his wicked two-step, he loves climbing. He began climbing when he was 18 and after spending a semester in the Rockies with NOLS, he discovered his passion for alpinism and interest in guiding. Shortly after NOLS, Chris went to Alaska for the first time and has been going back every summer since. He spends most of his time in Alaska guiding on Denali, climbing new routes, and planning multi-disciplined trips. After spending time guiding ice and rock in New England Chris began working on the volcanoes of Ecuador. He loves South America and has been climbing rock and alpine routes in Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina over the last few years. Recently he has guided clients in Antarctica on both Vinson Massif and Mount Shinn. He looks to return to climb Mount Tyree the second highest in Antarctica. Chris plans on beginning his AMGA certification process this summer. His love for exploration, whether in the form of new routes or new locations, is a driving force for Chris. Plus, climbing, on anything, or anywhere, is just plain fun. Whether he is pulling down hard on some boulders or hanging on the side of a frozen cliff in Antarctica, Chris Nance loves it all.