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Chris Simmons has a hard time with alpine starts because it gets in the way of his morning six cups of coffee, but he manages. He blames his love for the mountains on his parents, who introduced him to skiing as a boy at the resorts surrounding Lake Tahoe.

Chris discovered alpine climbing and mountain guiding in his late twenties, and he became an IFMGA Mountain Guide in 2011. He admits to having a perverse relationship with cold: he’s spent 38 months over the course of eight seasons, including one winter, at various places in Antarctica, where he has several first ascents and ski descents.

Chris lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and their two dogs, where he works with Pro Guiding Service to offer alpine, rock climbing and backcountry ski trips.

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