Zeb Blais

About Me

I am a professional guide. Guiding is what I love and what I have devoted my life to.  I have traveled the globe, from Alaska to Antarctica, the Andes to the Himalaya, skiing, climbing and guiding in the great ranges of the world.  I have earned the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)  Ski Mountaineering Guide Certification and am an Aspirant Mountain Guide pursuing full IFMGA certification. 

Working with people is incredibly rewarding for me.  I love being able to help people experience the magic of the mountains through developing skills, pushing their limits, achieving lofty goals or simply moving effectively through the wildest places on the planet. 

What I Offer

  • Custom mountain adventures in ski, rock and alpine terrain

  • Skills training to meet your mountain objectives including:

    • Avalanche Hazard Recognition, Decision Making and Rescue

    • Technical Rescue and Rope Systems

    • Trip Planning, Hazard Recognition and Management

    • Tactical Training for Search and Rescue (SAR) and other Professional Rescuers

    • Expedition Consulting and Logistics

  • Custom skills programs to help you achieve your mountain objectives

Qualifications

  • AMGA Ski Guide

  • AMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide

  • AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Certification

  • AIARE Course Leader, Rec 1 and 2

  • WFR (Wilderness First Responder)

Notable Climbs and Ski Descents​

  • Mt Everest (8,848m), 2 summits via Northeast Ridge, 2016, 2017

  • Cho Oyu (8,201m), 1 summit and full ski descent via West Face, 2016

  • Lobuche East (6,171m, Nepal), 1 summit and ski descent, 2015

  • Denali (20,320', Alaska Range), 4 expeditions and 1 ski descent from summit

  • Aconcagua (6,995m, Andes), 3 expeditions

  • Pico de Orizaba & Ixtaccihuatl (Mexico), 3 expeditions each

  • Ishinca, Nevado Urus, Pisco Oeste (Cordillera Blanca, Peru), 1 expedition

  • Mt Whitney (15,505'), California Sierra Nevada. 5x via East Face, Mountaineers Route w/ ski descent

  • Mt Rainier (14,411') 100 summits and ski descents via 4 routes (Fuhrer Finger, Sickle, Success Glacier Couloir, DC)

  • Grand Teton (13,776') 5 summits via Upper Exum, PG, OS, Cathedral/North Ridge and ski descent via Ford Stettner

  • Mount Fuji (12,388') winter summit with ski descent 

  • Multiple rock, ice climbs in WA, OR, CA, NV, WY and Canada

Recent Adventures

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