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Guide Profile: Peter Whittaker
Posted on March 20, 2009


Co-owner of Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI), the largest guide service in the U.S., Peter Whittaker has been a mountain guide for more than 25 years. Born into what could rightfully be called the First Family of American mountaineering, Peter has more than held his own, outfitting and guiding more than 70 expeditions on all seven continents. In 1995, he organized Expedition Inspiration and led a group of breast-cancer survivors to the summit of Aconcagua, raising $2.3 million for breast-cancer research. He has hosted Trailside, an Emmy-nominated adventure TV series on public television. And he continues to lead trips all over the world.

226 summits of Mt. Rainier (14,410′)
13 expeditions on Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340′)
8 expeditions to Aconcagua
5 expeditions on Ecuador volcanoes: Chimborazo (20,703′); Cotopaxi (19,348′)
2 summits of Denali (20,320′)
2 summits of Vinson, Antarctica
Member of 1984 & 1987 Mt. Everest expeditions (reached 25,500′ & 27,000′)


American Mountain Guides Association – Certified Alpine Guide
Wilderness First Responder
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace, Master Trainer

Author: - Friday, March 20th, 2009

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