As a IFMGA mountain guide, Alan Rousseau has landed a profession that he is passionate about, a
profession that has taken him to amazing ranges around the world. After spending his childhood in
New England, Alan moved to Utah in 2004 where he lives with his wife and learned to climb.
Initially, Alan picked up climbing as a secondary activity in an effort to take his skiing and
snowboarding further up into the mountains. But the more he did it, the more he found passion in
climbing impressive lines and summiting awe-inspiring peaks. Aside from his guiding trips, Alan has
also received grant funding for five expeditions attempting first ascents in the Himalayas.
First Ascent of ‘Ruth Gorge Grinder’ East Face Mount Dickey Ruth Gorge, AK. 5000’ VI M7 AI6+
First Ascent of Rungofarka (6495M) Via North Ridge 4000’ VI M6 AI4+ A0 (five days on route) In
Zanskar range Kashmir, India October 2017
First Ascent of Langmoche Ri peak Via NW Ridge (6611m) 2500’ V 80 degrees in the Rolwaling Himal
of Nepal (8 days B.C. to B.C.) November 2012
First Ascent of the West face of Pachermo peak (6275m) V 4000' M5 AI4 in the Rolwaling Himal of
Nepal October 2014
2 time recipient of the AAC cutting edge award
2 time recipient of the Copp-Dash inspire award
Mugs Stump award recipient
First ascents of mixed routes to M10
IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Guide
2020 Piolets d'OR winner for his ascent of Tengi Ragi Tau, West Face, Release the Kraken, A15 M5+
The Grand Traverse and WURL
With COVID-19 shutting down Alan's summer travel plans, he turned his objectives closer to home and set his sites on completing the Grand Traverse and WURL.