Adrian Ballinger


As the founder of Alpenglow Expeditions and an IFMGA certified mountain guide, Adrian has led over 150 expeditions on six continents. As a climber and skier, Adrian has summited Everest and K2 without supplemental oxygen (two of his eighteen 8000-meter peak summits), and is the only American to have made 4 complete ski descents of 8000-meter peaks, including the first ski descents of Makalu and Manaslu, the 5th and 8th tallest mountains in the world.



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