Garrett Madison

Professional alpine guide


Garrett Madison is America's premier Everest expedition leader, having personally climbed to the top of the world with 37 clients over the last 5 years, more than any other American guide. 

As the 2011 Alpine Ascents International Everest and Lhotse Expedition Leader, Garrett led the first successful expedition where climbers reached the summit of two 8000 meter peaks in less than 24 hours. During this historic climb Garrett personally guided one climber peak-to-peak in 21 hours. 

He returned to lead the 2012 Alpine Ascents Everest team to the summit on May 20th, his being the only climbers to summit that day, and without any injuries.

Guiding the successful 2013 Alpine Ascents Everest and Lhotse climb, Garrett once again summited both peaks in less than 24 hours. 

In addition to standing atop Mt. Everest six times during his 14-year guiding career, Garrett has participated in over 30 international climbing expeditions including nine to Aconcagua, three to Denali, seven to Mt. Vinson, two to Kilimanjaro, and five to Mexico — plus over 165 ascents of Mt. Rainier.