Shaun Sears , Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Shaun grew up in Tacoma, Washington. At the age of 15 he joined Pierce County Search and Rescue where he became a leader in the wilderness setting. At 18 he was hired as a wilderness ranger with Mount Rainier National Park and then joined RMI as a guide in 2003. As well as successfully reaching the summit of Mount Rainier over 30 times, he has also completed the Wonderland Trail (93-mile loop around Mount Rainier) eight times.

  • 100+ summits of Mount Rainier with 7 winter ascents
  • 3 expeditions on Mount McKinley, 2 summits
  • 10 big walls in Yosemite, el Capitan, Leaning Tower, Washington Column
  • 1 solo ascent of Washington Column
  • 15 walls in Washington, North Cascades, and Index (12 solo)
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • U.S. Avalanche Level II
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • ISA Certified Arborist

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