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Ben Liken, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Ben is looking forward to another successful year with RMI after spending the winter living in Seattle and skiing in the Cascades. He was raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania where he attended school at Bloomsburg University and worked as an Outdoor Instructor. Post-college and after a short stint working as a geologist on a gas drilling rig, he moved on to pursue a passion for climbing and guiding. When not in the mountains, Ben enjoys traveling, science, and playing outside.

  • 52+ summits of Mount Rainier, WA (14,410’) via 4 routes
  • 2 expeditions of Mount McKinley, AK
  • 2 expeditions of Aconcagua, Argentina
  • Mexico Volcanoes (Orizaba, Ixtaccihuatl, La Malinche)
  • 4 expeditions to the Ecuador Volcanoes (Illiniza Norte, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Antisana)
  • 4 ascents of Mount Baker, WA via 2 routes
  • 3 summits of Mount Shuksan, WA via 2 routes
  • Other Cascadian Peaks include Mount Stuart, Forbidden Peak, Mount Hood, and Mount Adams
  • Rock and Ice climbs throughout North and South America
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Nationally Registered EMT
  • AIARE Level II
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • AMGA Rock Instructor Course

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