Alexander (Zander) Connor is native to the Adirondacks, and continues to grow his affinity for this unique mountainous region of the world.
Zander started with HPC in 2014 after freshman year at college. Paired with four years and a bachelor's degree in SUNY Plattsburgh's Expeditionary Studies, his passion for the outdoors has developed towards larger pursuits. His travels have taken him climbing in the Himalayas, backcountry skiing in Kyrgyzstan and Finland, and circumnavigating the Scottish Highlands by sea kayak.
Zander has been coaching mountain biking since he started, as well as assisting in all other categories of guiding. Since earning his NYS Guides License early in the summer of ‘17, he is excited to share his technical expertise, as well as continue to grow with the HPC guide team.
Paddlesports North America (branch of British Canoeing)- Coastal Navigation, Open Water Navigation, Level One Coach (all paddlesports), 2 Star, 3 Star Sea Kayak, Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)
SOLO- Wilderness First Responder
AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)- Level 1
Specializations: Alpine Touring, Telemark, Backcountry Skiing, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Whitewater Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Backpacking/Hiking/Scrambling, Expedition Planning.