Born and raised in California, Harrison’s desire to explore the rugged wilds of Alaska grew and grew until 2018, when he moved to the Wrangells and joined the SEAG crew. With his backpacking and climbing background, he quickly proved his skills as a guide and outdoorsman and could be found putting in long days on the Root Glacier, making sure his ice climbing clients experienced a trip-of-a-lifetime. When he’s not guiding out on the glacier, Harrison can be found around the Powerhouse, strumming away on his guitar and entertaining the SEAG crew with his musical talents. But the talents don’t stop there…
As a California boy, Harrison has quite the surfing abilities (which unfortunately don’t shine in McCarthy), but also has the ability to tinker away on old cars that don’t quite run right (which DEFINITELY shines in McCarthy), so if you stop by the Powerhouse looking for Harrison, be sure to check under the hood of whichever vehicle is stranded in the driveway. Chances are, he’ll be there.
Harrison spends his winters ski patroling in California, and enjoys interacting with skiers of all backgrounds and abilities (and enjoys the powder days too!). He spent last season honing in his rafting skills and is looking forward to more river trips this year (the Copper River is his favorite!). He also enjoys exploring in his packraft (inflatable single-person raft that can be hiked in to rivers) and is looking forward to more time on the Wrangell-St. Elias rivers this year! So whether it’s on the rivers, glacier, or in the backcountry, keep an eye out for Harrison and his signature smile!
- Hometown: Monterey, CA
- Education: CS Psychology UCSB, Idaho Medical Academy EMTB
- Certifications: EMTB, Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Blasting Technician, APP Avalanche Pro Resuce, APP High/Low Angle Rescue, Mountain Travel Rescue, Self-Certified at “Having the Most Fun”
- Favorite Wrangell Adventure: First Ascents Trip with an awesome group of long-time friends!
- Best Wrangell Memory: Finding multiple moose sheds on a multiday packrafting/backpacking trip.