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Adam Knoff, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Adam Knoff grew up in Minnesota and gained an early appreciation for the outdoors spending many summers in the great Boundary Waters Canoe Area with his twin brother Eric. He discovered climbing at the age of fifteen and has been addicted ever since. Adam began guiding for RMI in 2001 and prides himself on his versatility on all climbable mediums. He is a senior guide and has guided over a dozen international expeditions for RMI or other affiliated companies. Adam was integral in starting the Khumbu Climbing School, started in 2004 by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. In 2007 Adam took a two year hiatus from guiding to open his own business and start a family. He returned to RMI’s lineup in the spring of 2010 and is recommitted to his life as a professional mountain guide. He lives and plays in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife and son Liam.

  • 80+ ascents of Mount Rainier via 5 different routes
  • 7 expeditions to Mount McKinley
  • 2 expeditions to Mount Hunter - Southwest Ridge and Northeast Ridge
  • Personal trip of Mount Hunter, 15-hour ascent on West Ridge
  • Personal trip of Mount McKinley, 45-hour ascent on Cassin Ridge
  • Twelve-hour round-trip ascent on Mount McKinley's Upper West Rib from 14,000' basecamp
  • K2 Expedition, Cesen Route (7,600m high point)
  • First winter ascent of NW Ridge, Tawoche Peak, Nepal (21,328 ft.)
  • Ascents of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley - The Shield, The Nose, North America Wall
  • 5.13 rock routes from Mexico to Montana
  • Grade V ice climbs in Canada and Nepal
  • 4 expeditions to Ecuador - Chimborazo, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Illiniza Norte and Sur
  • Chopicalqui Pico, Peru
  • Various rock routes at Patagonia, Argentina
  • Various rock routes in Krabi, Thailand
  • Mount Elbrus, Russia
  • WI 6/M10 (mixed climbs) in Greater Rocky Mountain areas and Nepal
  • Two years instructor for the Khumbu Climbing School, Khumbu region, Nepal
  • 2 expeditions to Pico de Orizaba, Mexico
  • Three guided trips to Everest Basecamp, Nepal
  • Various ascents of Grand Teton, Mount Moran, Mount Owen, Teton Mountain Range
  • North Ridge of Mount Stewart, Washington
  • North Ridge of Mount Baker, Washington
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • U.S. Avalanche Level II

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