Jesse Wright

I grew up in a small town in New Hampshire where my passion for the outdoors sprouted as a young child. My family and I would often take vacations or spend weekends up to the White Mountains to go skiing every chance we got, which I believe is where my love for enduring cold and harsh environments originated. After high school, I moved to Colorado to study Environmental science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.My studies helped expand my perspective and respect for the natural world while I learned about the important relationships between plants, animals and the planet as a whole. When I wasn’t in class I was either climbing or snowboarding in the mountains close by. My junior year I was fortunate enough to partake in an environmental studies program in Alaska. I was sent to a remote town in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve where I helped compile weeks of in the field research. It was Alaska that truly opened the door for me. I feel in love with Alaska immediately. I got a job working at a local guiding operation in McCarthy Alaska leading glacier hikes, remote backpacking trips and came to run the ice climbing program throughout my eight years with the company. At that point in my life I was splitting my time between Alaska and Colorado. My winters in Colorado were spent guiding backcountry skiing and ice climbing in the Vail area. After a few years of back and forth between Alaska and Colorado I decided to make the big move to Alaska where I found my wife and have since bought a house in the small town of Palmer.  I have been working for Mountain Trip for 3 seasons on Denali. I am certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR), hold my American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education(AIARE) Level 1 and 2, AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide, and member of the Wrangell St. Elias Search and Rescue.

When I’m not guiding you can find me taking personal trips into the Alaska Range or backcountry skiing and ice climbing around the Palmer Area. 

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