The Guides

Todd Passey

Todd PasseyA Utah native, Todd grew up with a strong passion for skiing and playing in the mountains. Looking to incorporate this passion into a profession Todd attended the University of Utah and earned a bachelors degree from the Parks and Recreation department. He worked in the outdoors as a wilderness instructor teaching survival skills in the Utah desert for many years. In 2000 he began mountain guiding, and has been sharing his passion of the mountains with others ever since.

Todd’s guiding has taken him to many corners of the globe including; Alaska, Asia, Antarctica, Europe, South America and the Western U.S. He is a fully certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide. Other training and certifications include Avalanche level III and Wilderness First Responder.

Climbing with Todd one immediately feels a sense of safety and trust. Todd is a strong and highly competent leader with years of experience leading large expeditions and one on one guiding. He is a skillful teacher and enjoys helping folks accomplish their climbing aspirations.

Some of his notable ascents include; Denali’s Cassin Ridge, a first ascent of the 5000’ west face of Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and the Walker spur on the Grand Jorasses in the Alps.

When he is not traveling Todd enjoys spending time at home in Salt Lake City, Utah climbing and skiing the Wasatch with his wife, climbing partner and fellow guide; Winslow

Winslow Passey

Winslow PasseyA true leader and absolute pleasure to be with, Winslow’s personality is one of her greatest attributes. Her skills as a mountain guide and technical abilities are outstanding as well. She has been guiding since 2001 leading trips in Alaska, Sout h America, Antarctica, Nepal, Mongolia as well as domestically.

Winslow is an AMGA certified Ski Mountaineering Guide and has completed her level III avalanche training. She is one of the top guides for Utah Mountain Adventures where she teaches avalanche training courses, guides backcountry skiing and winter alpine climbs. Winslow is also a Wilderness First Responder.

Notable climbs include the southwest ridge of Ama Dablam, Mt. Hunters West Ridge and the Walker Spur on the Grand Jorasses.

A certified yoga instructor trained in Nepal, and conversational in Nepalese Winslow loves to teach and integrate her soulful ideals into every climb. Winslow lives in Salt Lake City, Utah but is still a Georgia peach at heart.

Tim Connelly

Tim ConnellyTim has been around the world block more than a few times and has enjoyed exploring many walks of life along the way from fishing in Alaskan waters to operating heavy equipment at the South Pole. Beginning in 1996 he began guiding in the mountains and has never looked back.

“To orchestrate and help someone have a life fulfilling or life changing experience in the environment that I feel so passionate about is awesome for me, I personally can not get enough of that kind of work”

Always looking for new adventures and avenues for friends and guests has led Tim to every continent on this planet. Many years have been spent in south America and Alaska climbing the giants of this mountaineering world; Alpamayo, Denali, Aconcagua, Chimborazo and Illamani to name a few. Summiting Ama Dablam in the Himalaya at the turn of this last century was an extremely memorable event as was ascending the north ridge of Mt Kenya in the winter of 08 and just recently climbing the Walker spur of the Grandes Jorrasses in the French Alps.

Skiing has more and more become a part of Tim’s life. Many winters spent in La Grave in France, the Wasatch of Utah, the sierras of California and visits to Alaska, Jackson Hole, the rockies of Canada and the southern Alps of New Zealand have solidified this passion and winters will never be the same again. This next year Tim hopes to extend the skiing season in Chile with a new venture into the heli skiing industry.

In 2006 tim was awarded ‘the outstanding guide of the year’ by the AMGA for, amongst others things, ‘Exhibit (ing) the qualities of loyalty, integrity, and moral courage worthy of emulation.’ fully accredited with the IFMGA and AMGA and recognized through the world from Antarctica to Alaska, from Norway to Africa Tim loves to make the the adventure and is always open to new ideas on how to achieve this.