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Pete Van Deventer, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Pete is a senior guide with RMI. He began guiding for RMI Expeditions in 2008, and guides full seasons in Alaska, Washington, and internationally. Pete lives in Aspen, Colorado, where he guides, teaches avalanche courses, and is a ski instructor.

He grew up at the base of Mt. Mansfield in Vermont. A competitive nordic skier, Pete has spent much of the rest of his time hiking, climbing, and backcountry skiing through the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. He has traveled throughout Europe, while living in Norway and France.

Pete graduated Dartmouth College with a degree in Environmental Studies.

  • 75+ ascents of Mt. Rainier via 5 routes
  • 7 expeditions to Denali
  • 4 summits in 5 expeditions to Aconcagua, Argentina
  • 2 expeditions to the Northside of Mt. Elbrus, Russia
  • Climbs in the North Cascades of Mt. Shuksan, Liberty Bell, and the Early Winter Spires
  • 8 day ski traverse of the Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route
  • Backcountry ski descents throughout Colorado, Utah, Norway, France, and the White Mountains
  • Rock climbs over the Western US, New England, and Norway

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Canadian Avalanche Association Level I
  • AAIRE Avalanche Level II
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • AIARE Level I Avalanche Instructor
  • American Avalanche Association professional member
  • Fully Certified PSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor

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