Mike Hamill

Premier High Altitude Guide and Author of “Climbing the Seven Summits”

Email: Mike@climbingthesevensummits.com


Mike Hamill is a professional mountain guide, writer, and photographer. He has created a life exploring, writing about, and photographing the outdoors through climbing and other avenues. His passion lies in pushing his own limits in the outdoors and challenging others to do the same and achieve their goals.

Mike regularly leads expeditions to the Seven Summits, among many others, and has climbed all of the Seven Summits at least five times, some peaks as many as twenty. He has climbed them all in the course of one year several times, even setting the tenth fastest completion time of 220 days in 2008. Mike was featured in the Discovery Channel’s television production, Everest: Beyond the Limits.

Mike has been guiding for more than a decade and calls Seattle home. He began his climbing career on the steep rock and ice of New England and New York State while obtaining a bachelor of science from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is originally from Hanover, New Hampshire, and Bridgton, Maine.


Climbing Resume

  • Senior Climbing Guide with International Mountain Guides and Alaska Mountaineering School for 15 years
  • Has led over 100 major high altitude climbing expeditions Worldwide
  • 5 Summits of Mt. Everest
  • Has climbed all of the “Seven Summits,” the tallest mountains on each continent, at least 5 times, some as many as 23
  • Has climbed the “Seven Summits” in 220 days
  • 13 X 8,000m summits on three different mountains (Everest, Cho Oyu, and Shishapangma)
  • Has led 21 X 8,000m expeditions
  • Summited both Cho Oyu and Shishpangma (the World’s 6th and 14th tallest mountains) in 8 days
  • 48 ascents of Mt. Rainier
  • Skied to South Pole
  • Cycled unsupported across the United States
  • Tied the record for most Adirondack High Peaks climbed in one day (15)
  • An active marathoner, ultra-marathoner, skier, cyclist, climber, traveler, and fly fisherman