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J.J. Justman

Bio Climbing Accomplishments

A Wisconsin native who grew up racing in cycling and nordic skiing, J.J. Justman has been a professional guide since 1995 and began working with Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. in 1998. Since then, he has developed a passion for guiding climbers on the world’s highest peaks from South America to Nepal. J.J. will always claim his second home as Mendoza, Argentina, where he has guided over 15 expeditions on Aconcagua and continues to perfect his Argentine Tango. J.J. has summited Mt. Rainier 195+ times and been on 3 Everest expeditions and 4 Denali expeditions.

  • 197+ ascents of Mt. Rainier (14,411')
  • 5 expeditions to Mt. McKinley (20,320')
  • 3 expeditions to Mt. Everest (29,035')
  • 1 expedition to Dhaulagiri (26,794')
  • 1 expedition to Manaslu (26,781')
  • 1 expedition to Broad Peak (26,400')
  • 1 expedition to K2 (28,250')
  • 1 expedition to Cho Oyu (26,900')
  • 18 expeditions to Aconcagua (23,000')
  • 9 expeditions to Ecuador, Cotapaxi and Cayambe
  • 1 summit of Chimborazo
  • 1 expedition to Bolivia, Huayna Potosi and Illiamani
  • 1 expedition to Illiniza Sur and Illiniza Norte
  • 5 expeditions to Mt. Elbrus
  • 1 expedition to Kilimanjaro
  • 3 winter ascents of Mt. Whitney
  • Numerous ascents of North Cascades peaks