Sandy Allan

Sandy Allan

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

A childhood in the Scottish Highlands proved to be the ideal preparation for Sandy Allan's future as a world-renowned mountaineer. Holder of the coveted Piolet d'Or award for his ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge (8,125m), climbing pedigrees don't come much more distinguished than this.

  • Bio

    Sandy Allan Large ProfileSandy Allan is well renowned and respected throughout the climbing world for his daring and epic first ascents. Perhaps most notably his first ascent of Nanga Parbat's 8,126m Mazeno Ridge in 2012, for which he and climbing partner Rick Allen were awarded the prestigious Piolet d’Or in 2013.

    Sandy's passion for the mountains developed from a young age growing up in the Scottish Highlands, where he went on to establish many new winter routes and mixed climbs. Sandy is a qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide and Rope Access Specialist with an impressive resume that includes notable ascents throughout Europe, the Himalayas and Karakoram.

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  • Notable Ascents

    • Nanga Parbat via Mazeno Ridge 8,125m, 2012
    • Everest 8,850m
    • Cho Oyu 8,201m
    • Lhotse 8,516m
    • Pumori via Scottish Direct Route 7,161m
    • North Face of the Eiger 3,970m
    • Muztagh Tower, Karakoram 7,545m