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Chris Martin
Crested Butte
United States

(970) 452-1259
Course Leader


Chris Martin has been exploring since the day skis landed on his feet. As an inlet to adventure, skiing grew the seed. Chris is inspired by sharing and teaching the skills necessary to achieve dreams of a lifetime in the mountains, from climbing to skiing and building these skill sets for you. Chirs has pursued his personal passions of skiing summits from South America to climbing and skiing peaks in between, all the way to Alaska. Chris Martin achieved IFMGA Mountain Guide Licensure in 2022 and has also guided extensively from South America to Alaska. Chris has gained experience in rescue, working with the National Park Service, search and rescue on Denali for several seasons. Knowing the reality of life in the mountains has allowed understanding the necessity of humility, daily intention, driving a lifelong passion to teach risk assessment and calculated mountain travel. He is based in Crested Butte, CO and works full time for Irwin Guides when he's not guiding or pursuing personal goals in Mountain ranges he's called too. Along with being a fully Certified AMGA/IFMGA Mountain guide, Chris holds a Pro 2 avalanche forecasting certificate and is an AIARE Course Leader.