An accomplished skier and climber, Tim has refined his mountain savvy by guiding rock and alpine climbs, high altitude expeditions, and ski descents throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, South America, Europe and Africa. He’s been guiding for over twenty years and enjoys guiding guests of all ages and abilities on outings that range from introductory lessons to extended technical expeditions.
Tim’s infectious enthusiasm for sharing unique experiences in remarkable settings is matched only by his interest in learning and sharing techniques to mitigate the risks involved in exploring mountains. Having achieved the highest level of certification in each of the three American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) disciplines (Rock, Alpine and Ski), he is a fully licensed International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA) guide.
He brings a wealth of experience and broad perspective to Irwin as a veteran of over 20 high altitude expeditions, former Public Avalanche Forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), and Instructor Trainer for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).
His knack for teaching, methodical approach to customizing each trip to meet the goals of his teams, and ability to inspire the confidence that helps people reach their full potential in the mountains all keep his guests coming back for more adventures. Partners regularly return with stories of Tim smiling when most people wouldn’t while breaking trail with a strong wind in his face, navigating through a whiteout or finishing a pitch in the rain.
Ski mountaineering, backcountry skiing, cat skiing, rock climbing, alpine climbing, ice climbing, winter mountaineering, high altitude expeditions, avalanche education, whitewater kayaking instruction