began his guiding career in 2001 in Colorado, where he led white-water rafting, backpacking, and rock climbing trips.  He graduated from Purdue with a Management Degree, but hopes to never put it to use while wearing a suit & tie.

His interest in outdoor recreation continues to evolve.  From the humble beginnings of the climbing gym in Indianapolis & rappelling from the trees in the front yard to now climbing technical 20,000’+ glaciated peaks in foreign countries.  Mark is also passionate about giving back to the communities he visits.  Mountains & missions are what make life extraordinary.

Mark’s other interests include Nordic skiing, uphill ski racing, car camping and taking people to places that are far removed from the comfort zone of their living room couch.


grew up in the mountains of Colorado climbing, skiing, and exploring. Her hunger

for snow adventures has taken her to Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Italy where she taught skiing, coached, and guided. She Nordic-ski raced her way through college and graduated with a degree in Biology.

When not guiding exploring, or telemark racing her time is filled with landscape architecture and design, organic farming, and giving back to the communities where she and her husband visit. They reside in Crested Butte, CO hosting a home for the seeking vagabond/transit types.

Climbing Résumé

Mount Rainier via Liberty Ridge, Emmons, & Disappointment Cleaver Routes

PERU: Ishinca (18,138’), Tocllaraju (to 18,800’), Pisco (18,897’), Shaqsha (18,705’), Alpamayo

SKI DESCENTS: Ski descents in Norway, the Swiss Alps, Switzerland, Mont Blanc, France, & Colorado

ROCK CLIMBING: N & S Early Winters Spires, Liberty Bell, Mt Garfield via the 3100’ 5.10 sport climb, Red Rocks, NV; Black Canyon, CO;  Moab, UT;  Ouray, CO; Smith Rocks, OR; Yosemite, CA; Lovers Leap, CA; Zion Nat’l Park, UT


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Climbing Resume:
Mount Rainier: 51 summits via 6 routes
Mount McKinley (20,320’)
Ecuador: Cotopaxi (19,347’) Illiniza Sur (17,267’), Illiniza Norte (16818’), Chimborazo (20,702’) solo ascent.
Peru: Huascaran Norte (21,858’) first ascent up the NW Arete, Ishinca (18,138’), Tocllaraju (to 18,800), Pisco (18,897’), Shaqsha (18,705’), Alpamayo, La Esphine, 
Cascades: N. Ridge Mt Stuart (2), W Arete Eldorado, Cutthroat Peak, N&S Early Winters Spires, Liberty Bell, Mt Garfield via the 3100’ 5.10 sport climb, Traverse of Mt Torment & Mt Forbidden
Colorado: 16 different 14ers, Ice Mountain, Gothic Peak, Numerous Backcountry Ski Descents
Rock Climbing: Grand Teton, Wy: Yosemite, CA: Red Rocks, NV: Red River Gorge, KY: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO: Moab, UT: Garden of the Gods, CO: Ouray, CO: Lovers Leap, CA: Owens River Gorge, CA: Castle Rocks, CA: Smith Rock, OR: New River Gorge, WV: Zion Nat’l Park, UT: North Conway, NH : The Sphinx, Peru:  Indiana’s only rock climbing area, & many locations in WA.

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Mark Smiley

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lives with in Huaraz, Peru with his wife and two beautiful daughters.  This small town is the jumping off point into the beautiful Cordillera Blanca.  His logistical and guiding services are critical to the success of our experience while in Peru.

He is currently in pursuit of the highest international certification a mountain guide can receive in Peru.

Climbing Résumé

PERU:  100+ ascents of the following: Ishinca (18,138’), Tocllaraju (to 18,800’), Pisco (18,897’),

             Shaqsha (18,705’), Alpamayo, Ranalapalca, Quitiarahu, and many other summits in Peru.

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Jaime Aviele

is based out of Quito Ecuador but guides all around the world.  He is one of the most accomplished Ecuadorian mountain guides, having guided in 5 different continents on multiple occasions.  Jamie has a genuine passion for what he does and it shows through his fun relaxed, yet professional, personality.

Climbing Résumé

You name it, Jaime’s stood on top of it.

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U.S. Avalanche Level I & II

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