I was looking for a climbing instructor to provide approximately 20 boys with a day of rappelling and climbing activity for their BSA merit badges and Scott Perkins came highly recommended. We were unfamiliar with the area and Scott was very helpful in locating a suitable camping area for our large group. He insured we had good driving instructions to camp and to our designating meeting point for our climb. Scott is very safety oriented and displayed an impressive repertoire of knots and climbin…
RichardBSA Scout Leader
I’ve known Scott for a dozen years and have climbed with him many, many times. We’ve been rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering. His knowledge and ability is bar none. Scott has superb organizational and leadership skills, instilling confidence in both novice and expert climbers. From one-on-one adventures to group expeditions, Scott has the skill and fitness to lead the most challenging climbs and handles the stress and danger of climbing (and of leading novice climbers) with…
AaronAttorney - Former Federal Prosecutor
“Scott was a total professional from beginning to end. It was necessary to correspond over email for the first few months and he was always quick to respond and seemingly happy to answer any of my questions regarding training, gear, etc. I felt very well taken care of from day one. From the very beginning of the climb, I had absolute trust in him and his guiding skills. He portrayed the calm assertiveness that comes from years of experience. He did an excellent job of explaining when …
I took part in one of Scott’s climb safe clinics and learned a lot of new information. His examples of mishaps and the group’s discussion of how they could be avoided made for a sobering learning experience. I consider myself a knowledgeable and safe climber but I didn’t realize some of the minor details I was missing until Scott pointed them out. The group consisted of a wide variety of skill and experience levels and Scott was friendly and helpful in answering questions and working with …
“Whether its whiteout conditions in the Cascades, ice climbing melting waterfalls in the southeast, or long, scary routes anywhere in the world, Scott has lead me through the most challenging moments of my life…and I keep going back for more. I wouldn’t trust anyone else.”
Scott is an outstanding climber and climbing instructor. He has the patience to teach a 9 year old and the skill to impart knowledge to climbers that are already very experienced. His judgment is beyond reproach. I have observed him perform flawlessly under stress. Scott is an accomplished alpinist and easily the most physically fit person I know. I cannot think of another person I would rather have by my side in a dangerous situation. I would and have trusted Scott with my daughter…
Scott has guided myself and my family numerous times over the past decade and has always demonstrated care and concern for us as clients, deep technical climbing skill, and extensive preparation for each trip. I have already recommended Scott’s guided course on rock climbing anchors to several of my friends. His technical rock and mountain skills are only beaten by his concern for our safety and satisfaction with the experience. Overall a thorough, knowledgeable guide and a good guy.
“Scott’s level of experience in guiding, rock climbing, and mountaineering is seldom matched. His extreme level of fitness, knowledge and dedication to safety, and overall professionalism make even the most experienced client feel humbled and confident. In short, you would be hard-pressed to find a better guide or instructor than Scott.”
DavidUS Special Forces(18B)US Army
I met Scott by accident in ’02 through a friend of a friend and have been climbing with him ever since. Scott is not only a great guy, he is also a great climber. He knows the mountains, knows how to be safe and when to have fun. I love that Scott will tell you the scenario, chat about our options and allow you to be part of the plan, part of the solution. I’ve learned a great deal from Scott’s experiences and through our climbing trips. I’ve been climbing with Scott for just over …
I am a relative novice when it comes to climbing, but have had the good fortune of taking several classes and climbing trips with Scott. He has the ability to teach the complex and make it understandable and his commitment to safety is his utmost concern all the while making the demanding sport of climbing enjoyable. I for one am glad that I have the opportunity to learn the “ropes” from a climbing professional like Scott.