Jack Tackle


Jack Tackle has made the first ascents of Denali’s Isis Face, Mt. Hunter’s Diamond Arête, Foraker’s Viper Ridge, and Mt. Barille’s Cobra Pillar.  Expeditions and ascents include peaks in the Canadian Coast Range, and Mt. Siguniang, China.  His expeditions include Mt. Everest West Expedition, Biafo Spires, Uzam Braak, and Biantha Braak (Ogre), in Pakistan, Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash in Peru and Kashmir in India  He made the first ascent on Elevator Shaft, Mt. Johnson, Alaska, Arctic Discipline on the north face of Mt Kennedy in the Yukon.

Jack’s other first ascents include Mt. Huntington, 2006, “The Imperfect Aparition” with Fabrizio Zangrilli, and the North Face of Mt. Thunder, “Tangled up in Blue,” and three new routes on Mt. Huntington massif, all with Jay Smith.  Jack has served as a guide in the Tetons for the Exum Mountain Guides since 1982 and is a former three term Director and Treasurer of the American Alpine Club.  He is the recipient of the American Alpine Club’s coveted Underhill Award for climbing achievement (1999), the recipient of the Trento Film Festival and Italian Alpine Club award, “Genziana Giovanne” (1999), and the American Alpine Club’s Sowles Award (2003).  Jack is a certified AMGA Alpine Guide.