Step 2: Services


Help aspiring climbers throughout the world achieve their mountaineering goals through a personalized set of consulting services based on Alan Arnette’s 23 years of high altitude mountaineering experience and 30 years as a business executive.

Who is this for?

Motivated individuals seeking to arrive at their mountain fully prepared,informed and enabled to perform at their maximum physical and mental potential. With expeditions now costing from $8,000 to $80,000, it is smart investment to enable you to do your best on your climb.

If any of these points fit your situation you may benefit from Summit Coach:

  • Not pleased with your experience on a recent climb
  • Want to climb Everest but not sure where to start
  • Unsure on the best gear at the best price
  • How to get family on the same page to support your ambitions
  • Want to be in the best shape possible for your climb but unsure how to start
  • All guide services seem similar and are not sure who you can trust
  • Is the lowest price guide service safe?

Why Choose Alan as your Coach?

Simply put, he has experiences unlike anyone else in the industry with climbs, summits, sponsorship and organization. Summit Coach offers highly personalized attention rarely seen in the climbing industry.

Summit Coach is based on Alan’s personal experience with hundreds of other climbers, guides and his own climbs. Alan can relate to and offer benefits to his clients as demonstrated by his own climbing career as regular person with a full time job and family and starting at age 38.

Alan has not summited every mountain thus gained valuable lessons he will pass on to you. Alan has been one of the few nonprofessional climbers to have been fully sponsored for some of his climbs. These included extensive public relations campaign with live television, radio interviews plus print and on-line media events.

His website and Blog have over 3 million followers and Alan was cited as “one of the world’s most respected chroniclers of Everest” by Outside Magazine.

Alan’s approach is to help the client have an overall positive experience, not summiting at all costs.

Unique Qualifications

  • Alan has been on Everest four times summiting on May 21, 2011.
  • His ‘non-summits’ of Everest are a serious benefit in helping you to learn from his experiences.
  • He set a record by becoming the oldest and 18th American to summit K2 at age 58
  • He has over 35 major climbs around the world starting at age 38 including eight 8,000M peaks and climbing above 6000 meters over twelve times.
  • Alan has completed 7 of the 8 “7 Summits” between November 2010 and October 2011.
  • He has climbed all of Colorado’s 58 14,000′ mountains aka 14ers with almost 200 summits including repeats.
  • Successfully secured sponsors for the 7 Summits, K2 and Lhotse expeditions
  • He has organized his own expeditions including to Broad Peak and K2 plus used professional guides.

Alan’s Climbing Resume

  • Everest, Nepal 29,035′ summit 5/11; climbed 3 other times (’01,’02,’08) to 27,200′
  • K2, Pakistan 28,251’ summit, 7/14
  • Cho Oyu, Tibet 26,907′: climbed to 26,600′, 09/98
  • Lhotse, Nepal 27,940′: reached 21,500, 15/16
  • Broad Peak, Pakistan 26,401′: climbed to 23,000′, 06/06
  • Shishapangma, Tibet 26,335′: climbed to 23,200′, 09/07
  • Manaslu, Nepal 26,759’:summit 10/13
  • Aconcagua, Argentina 22,842′: 3 summits 1/11, 1/08, 2/05
  • Ama Dablam, Nepal 22,494′: summit 10/00
  • Denali, Alaska, 20,320′: climbed to 17,000′, 6/01, 6/07, 6/11
  • Alpamayo, Peru, 19,511′: summit, 07/12
  • Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Africa 19,340′: summit, 10/11
  • Mt. Elbrus, Russia 18,513: summit, 8/11
  • Kala Patar, Nepal 18,055′: 3 summits, 4/97, 5/08, 5/12
  • Orizaba, Mexico 18,880′: summit, 1/08
  • Mt. Vinson, Antarctica 16,067′: summit, 10/10
  • Carstensz Pyramid 16,023′ New Guinea – summit, 10/11
  • Mont Blanc, France 15,771′: 3 summits 1995, ’97, ‘97
  • Monta Rosa (Dufourspitze), Switzerland 15,023’: summit, 3/98
  • Mt. Whitney, California US,14,499′: summit
  • Rainier, Washington State US, 14,410: 2 summits, 7/04, 07/12
  • Grand Teton, Wyoming US 13,777′: summit, 9/00
  • Tour Rhonde  France 12,456′: summit, 8/95
  • Mt Hood, Oregon State, US 11,237′: summit, 7/04
  • Kosciuszko, Australia, 7,310′: summit, 10/11
  • Ben Nevis, Scotland, 4,409′: summit, 03/12
  • Colorado 14,000′ – 200 summits with repeats

Step 2: Services

Alan on the summit of K2, July 27, 2014