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Pete Tapley
Lead Instructor


Pete is without a doubt one of the best alpinists in the area.  His tick list of hard technical routes reads like a novel.  He is the author of many first ascents; and is comfortable leading traditionally protected routes of WI7, 5.12, M8 – and above.  What makes Pete special to MMA, however, is his teaching experience: from extended wilderness trips with kids as far back as 1990 and first guiding as an apprentice in Boulder, CO in '93, to several years working with special populations in Vermont.  In more recent years he has helped develop the Bozeman Climbing Center's Outdoor Climbing Program, Private Guided with the likes of Carlos Buhler, and run a variety specialized clinics for Northern Lights Trading Company, not to mention taking on Lead Guide responsibilities for the first six years of what is now the Bozeman Ice Festival.  Pete has also been entrusted to represent outdoor industry leaders such as Black Diamond and Petzl/Charlet for years by teaching clinics at various festivals.

Education and Certifications: Certified Wilderness First Responder, Level I Avalanche, NOLS Fall Semester in the Rockies.

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