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Jake Beren, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Jake has been guiding in Washington State since 2006, returning to his home state to combine passion and profession after first summitting Mount Rainier on his 15th birthday. In the Spring/early Summer he makes his pilgrimage to the Alaska Range to guide his favorite trip on Mount McKinley, teaching climbers how to live and climb on North America's highest peak. In the winter Jake heads south to guide the volcanoes of Mexico and Ecuador before heading to South America's highest peak, Argentina's Aconcagua. When not mountain guiding, he teaches for the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO, climbs, ski tours, and explores water in its frozen and liquid states. Jake's favorite aspect of guiding is sharing his love of the high places and teaching others how to access the view.

  • 6 seasons of guiding Mount Rainier via Kautz, Emmons, and DC routes
  • 6 Mt. McKinley West Buttress expeditions
  • 3 Ecuador Volcano trips to Cotopaxi and Cayambe
  • 4 Aconcagua expeditions
  • 6 climbs of Pico de Orizaba and Ixtaccihuatl in Mexico
  • Ice climbing instruction in Ouray, CO, for adaptive athletes
  • Adaptive ski instruction in Crested Butte and San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
  • Guiding routes on Mount Shuksan
  • 63-day/600-mile descent of the Green River into the Colorado River through Flaming Gorge, Gates of Lodore, and Desolation, Labyrinth, Stillwater, Cataract, and Grand Canyons
  • Ski Mountaineering in the Alps, skiing the North side of Mont Blanc, West Face of the Eiger, Aguille du Tacul, and Aguille du Argentierre
  • Ski Touring in the Alaska Range and West Elk Mountains (near Crested Butte)
  • Ice Climbing in the Canadian Rockies, New England, and Colorado
  • CBSAR member, former Training Officer
  • Wilderness First Responder, retired WEMT
  • AIARE Level III
  • AIARE Level I Instructor Certified
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • AMGA Ski Mountaineering Aspirant Guide
  • AMGA Rock Instructor Trained

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