Scott Bennett


Returning athlete alert

Scott Bennett is returning to PAF for the 2nd time. Scott was last here in 2016, and he returns in 2018 to teach our first ever two day clinic! 


A Little Bit about Scott

Your mom might shudder if you told her that, having just finished college, you were gonna move into your car and become a full-time climbing “dirtbag.” Scott’s mom certainly did. But dirtbag Scott did, all around the Western Hemisphere for the better part of his 20s, climbing anything that didn’t crumble in his hands (and plenty of stuff that did). And much to his mother’s surprise, he’s managed to make climbing his career, as a professional alpinist and expedition climber.

Beginning in Yosemite, Scott’s first passion was pure rock. El Capitan became a crag, the perfect venue for moving quickly and overcoming fear of exposure. From there, he began to hear tales of a wild southern land, with just as much granite, albeit with something called “Snow mushrooms.” It was in Argentine Patagonia that Scott really became an alpinist, first setting foot on a glacier and first going ground-up on virgin rock. Over the course of three seasons, he refined the raw strength and stoke of rock climbing into the cautious determination of a mountain climber.

With first ascents, from Alaska to the Waddington range, the Cascades to Patagonia, Scott has established himself as one of the most active alpinists of his generation. Combining the raw strength and stoke with thoughtful planning, Scott excels at moving quickly and safely on massive objectives.


Scott's Clinic Schedule Includes

  • Light & Fast Alpinism (2-day clinic)

  • Intro to Big Wall Climbing

  • Intro to Ice & Mixed Climbing

    See full schedule below