Zeb Blais, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Zeb was born in Vermont’s Green Mountains and has been enjoying the outdoors ever since. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in mechanical engineering, but his passion for big mountains led him west where he now splits his time between the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges. He has climbed and skied mountains throughout North America. When he is not guiding, Zeb teaches avalanche courses and ski patrols at Squaw Valley in California. His spare time usually doesn’t save his feet from ski boots.

  • 68 summits of Mount Rainier via 6 routes, including ski descents of 4 routes
  • 4 expeditions of Mount McKinley (20,320'), 2 summits and one ski descent from the top
  • Summits of Ecuador Volcanoes: Cayambe (18,997') and Cotopaxi (19,348')
  • 2 summits of Aconcagua, Argentina (22,841')
  • Summits of Mexico Volcanoes: 4 on Pico de Orizaba (18,505’) and 3 on Ixtaccihuatl (17,160’), including ski descent from the summit of Orizaba
  • Unsupported ski mountaineering traverse of the Fedchenko Glacier, Pamir Mountains Tajikistan (Vanj Valley to Bartang Valley)
  • 14 ascents of Mount Shasta via 4 routes, including summit ski descents
  • Ski descents from the summits of Adams (12,280’), Baker (10,781’), Hood (11,249’), Saint Helens, and Whitney (14,505’)
  • Ski descents in the Sierra Nevada, Tetons, Wasatch, Canadian Rockies and Columbia Ranges, and Argentine Patagonia
  • Rock climbs in Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada, Smith Rocks, Leavenworth, and North Cascades
  • Ice climbs in Colorado, Montana, Vermont and New Hampshire
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)
  • AIARE Avalanche Level III
  • AIARE Level I Course Leader
  • AIARE Level II Instructor
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course (SGC)
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course and Aspirant Exam (ASGCAE) passed
  • AMGA Rock Instructor Course (RIC)

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