Treks and Tracks Guides


Jakob Laggner
Co-Founder Treks and Tracks, Guide

" Envisioning new adventures. "

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 Jakob spent ten years in the outdoor industry working as a ski guide and rock climbing instructor in California and Alaska. After a successful career in the alternative energy industry where he owned and operated a solar installation company he decided to return to the adventure industry and founded Treks and Tracks in 2006. He is certified as an Canadian Level I Avalanche Analyst and certified as a Single Pitch Climbing Instructor by the AMGA. Besides climbing and mountaineering Jakob spends his free time surfing on the California coast.

AMGA certified guides

 


Daniel Laggner
Co-Founder and Guide

" A distinct leader and teacher in the mountains. "

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Daniel holds a master's degree in environmental science. He loves nothing more than educating people on the wilderness that surrounds them. Other than being a scientist, Daniel has worked as a rock climbing instructor at Planet Granite in San Francisco, CA and as a climbing coach for the Warehouse rock climbing gym team in Olympia, WA . He is certified as a Canadian Level I Avalanche Analyst and certified as a Single Pitch Climbing Instructor by the AMGA. He loves to explore the mountains of the Washington Cascades but also loves to climb granite in California.

AMGA certified guides

 


Paul Mangasarian
Co-Founder and Guide

" A Natural Teacher. "

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Paul has been climbing, surfing and skiing since he was old enough to walk. His technical climbing abilities make him an excellent instructor for those looking to push their rock climbing to the next level. His need for adventure has taken him to remote places such as Indonesia, Peru and the remote Colorado wilderness. Paul is a certified Single Pitch Climbing Instructor by the AMGA.

In his free time you’ll find Paul climbing in the Sierra high country or chasing uncrowded waves somewhere on the coast.

AMGA certified guides

 


Reed Goodwin
Guide

" LA Area "

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A native of southern California, Reed has been rock climbing for over 25 years. Whether guiding or climbing himself, you can find Reed at Malibu Creek more days than not. Between his depth of experience and enthusiasm for teaching, Reed is an excellent instructor of both beginning and advanced rock climbing. Even when not on the rock, Reed stays active mountain biking, swimming and at the gym.

 


Kevin Gilday
Lead Guide

" Bay Area "

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 Kevin has enjoyed many a single and multi day hikes and climbs of peaks in California’s High Sierra, Yosemite, Tahoe, and Shasta regions as well as excursions in Utah’s Zion and N.Y Adirondack regions. Kevin is a Certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor. He is passionate about everything outdoors and sharing the experience with others and has been known to cook up a good camp meal every now and then.

 

AMGA certified guides

 


About Treks and Tracks

Jakob
Co-founder and Guide

Jakob Laggner

Jakob spent 11 years in the outdoor industry working as a ski guide and climbing guide in California and Alaska. Read More »

Paul
Co-founder and Guide

Paul Mangasarian

Paul has been climbing, surfing and skiing since he was old enough to walk. His technical climbing abilities and fortitude for teaching make him an outstanding instructor. Read More »

Daniel
Co-founder and Guide

Daniel Laggner

Daniel has worked as a rock climbing instructor and climbing coach for 11 years. He is certified as a Canadian Level I Avalanche Analyst and Wilderness First Responder. Read More »