Meet Jack Tackle

Jack Tackle, Ruth Lake, Uinta Mountains, UT

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 Jack Tackle

First ascent of Mt. McKinley’s Isis face, Mt. Hunter’s Diamond Arete, Foraker’s Viper Ridge, Mt. Barille’s Cobra Pillar. Canadian Coast Range ascents. Mt. Siguniang, China. Mt. Everest West Expedition. Expeditions to Biafo Spires, Uzam Braak, and Biantha Braak (Ogre), in Pakistan. Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash in Peru. First ascent Elevator Shaft, Mt. Johnson, Alaska. North Face Mt. Kennedy, Yukon. Guide on Mt. McKinley. Sales representative for Vasque Footware and Black Diamond. Former Technical consultant for Vasque Footware. Former Director, American Alpine Club. Recipient of the American Alpine Club’s coveted Underhill Award for climbing achievement – 1999 and Trento Film Festival and Italian Alpine Club award, “Genziana Giovanne”-1999. Recipient of AAC’s Sowles Award – 2003. New route Mt. Huntington 2006, ” The Imperfect Aparition” with Fabrizio Zangrilli. 2009 the North Face of Mt. Thunder “Tangled up in Blue” and 3 new routes on Mt. Huntington massif: “Prizefight” on the south side of Huntington’s 10,300-foot south peak and “Lagavulin” and “Black Pearl” both on the Scottish Wall, all four routes climbed with Jay Smith.

American Alpine Club- former member of the Board of Directors- 3 terms.
Current Treasurer of the American Alpine Club.
Certified AMGA Alpine Guide


Black Diamond
Mountain Athlete


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