Alpine Creed Mountain Guides

Guides & Instructors

Cape Zampa, Okinawa

Cape Zampa, Okinawa

Hunter Harrell

Hunter has been climbing for over seven years and guiding professionally since 2015. He is a certified Single Pitch Instructor with the American Mountain Guide Association and has spent majority of his time guiding in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US at crags such as the New River Gorge, Seneca Rocks, Annapolis Rocks, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. His passion lies in the alpine environment, employing rock and ice climbing, alpine ski touring, and fundamental snow and mountaineering techniques. Although, some of his proudest moments have been being present for someone’s first trad or sport lead in the single pitch environment. For Hunter, Okinawa is a unique opportunity and a land he looks forward to explore and develop within the rock climbing community.

On a chance you can’t find Hunter at the crag, you can find him reading up on the latest self-rescue or outdoor medicine practices, diving the turquoise waters off-island, or taking advantage of the amazing travel opportunities in the region.

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Dave Hutchings

Dave has been climbing and guiding in Okinawa for the past 10 years. As a certified Single Pitch Instructor with the AMGA he typically instructs at the sunny crags of Okinawa, but his true passion lies in the big mountains, moving fast and light through high altitude terrain.

He has had the priviledge of climbing both rock and ice all across the United States, in Thailand, Japan, Korea, and throughout Europe.

A family man, he enjoys seeing whole families enjoy the outdoors and discover the challenges and joys found in climbing. With a background in adolescent development and education Dave specializes in group climbing experience for youth, teen, and families. Dave also specializes in team building and leadership development through outdoor experiences. In short, “I believe that one of the best places to engage in self discovery, team dynamics, and expand your comfort zone is through challenging outdoor experiences like climbing. Or maybe climbing just has a way of bringing out the best in people.”