Skier & Mountaineer
Adrian Ballinger is Alpenglow Expedition’s head guide and founder, and has been guiding full-time for fifteen years. He is the only American to ski two 8,000-meter peaks, was the first person to ski Manaslu, and was the first person to summit three 8,000 meter peaks in three weeks. In addition, Adrian has led over 100 international climbing expeditions on 5 continents. Sharing the mountains with friends and clients is what Adrian lives for. In the foreseeable future, Adrian plans to ski, climb, and guide in the Himalayas, South America, Alaska, and at his home in Squaw Valley.