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Alan Thorne

Alan grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he found himself in the mountains everyday after. Alan’s past career was building custom cabinets and furniture. Alan’s woodworking mentor also became his climbing mentor, where he learned the ropes for safely navigating the expansive mountains of the North Cascades. Climbing has since taken him to several different countries and has now landed him in Zions’ epic sandstone playground.

Alan has spend the last few years as a NOLS instructor on long expedition courses, leading multi-week NOLS climbing trips in Canada, North Cascades, and the majestic Wind River Range of Wyoming. Alan has found home here in Zion amongst the sandstone walls and slot canyons and is excited to share his knowledge and passion for the outdoors with others.


  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Years Climbing: 7
  • Years Guiding: 3
  • Interests: Penmanship, Slacklining, Woodworking and Metalwork


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