Co-Owner & Instructor
Don Carpenter has been guiding and teaching in the mountains since 1998. Don works for Alpine Ascents on Denali, Mt. Rainier, and Kilimanjaro. He is also a Senior Instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School with 170 field weeks in the mountaineering and winter programs. Don has worked 20 NOLS winter ski expeditions in the mountains of Wyoming and Idaho. His expeditions have taken him to Alaska, the Washington Cascades, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Antarctica, Chile, Argentina, India, and Africa. Skiing and backcountry avalanche forecasting are a passion for Don. He is a co-owner of the American Avalanche Institute in Jackson, WY. His winters are busy teaching avalanche courses for AAI and skiing. He loves skiing in his local mountains with numerous ski descents and tours in the Tetons. He lives on the west slope of the Tetons with his wife Sarah. He is an AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide, and keeps tabs on the early and late season snowpack via hunting elk and running rivers.