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I grew up in the Boston area and lived there until my junior year in high school when I attended the Mountain School, a semester program run by Milton Academy in Vershire, VT. I then attended Colby College in Waterville, ME. During my time at Colby I studied anthropology, spent a semester in Northeast India, and became fluent in Nepali. Before I became a guide I earned my black belt in kenpo karate and taught karate for 6 years. I began guiding in college on the rocky coast of ME with Acadia Mountain Guides and on ice at the International Mountain Climbing School in NH. After graduating I took to the highway and drove from ME to WA for the big mountains and glaciers. I spend my winters in lovely Ouray, CO guiding in the famous ice park. I am currently working towards becoming a certified guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. I live, work and play in the hills and on the rocks. On the rocks both literally and, well, with ice.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Every group has a different dynamic. Sometimes a group of friends will do a trip together. These groups are almost always some of the most fun to guide. while we try to develop a sense of camaraderie in every climb, the camaraderie friends have with each other is always supportive and fun.

On this climb a group of friends from Florida set a supportive and fun tone that permeated the group. The cousins from the Northwest (climbing in honor of their grandfather who summited in 1947!) and our token east coaster easily melded into a cohesive team that loved to laugh and was a lot of fun to climb Mount Rainier with. Hope to see you again soon guys and gals, enjoy the photos!


  1. Eitan the Billy Goat,
    Great photos from the trip! Thanks again for making it a truly amazing adventure for all of us. Cousin Andy and I have been building this trip up in our minds for literally 30 years and you, Brien, Matt and Kirah did not disappoint. I can't say the same for Disappointment Cleaver; it lived up to its name. Be safe in your upcoming adventures...and always eat your Idaho potatoes!

  2. Eitan, love your blog! Thanks for making our Rainier trip a success and loads of fun. I'm still amazed at the way you carried my pack those last couple of miles. Sick!!