Aaron Schoening

    Aaron Schoening

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Aaron was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. While in high school he spent his time skiing in the Central Cascades. He went to college in Bozeman, Montana at Montana State University. He earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He also worked at the University’s Outdoor Recreation Program which inspired him to pursue a career as an outdoor professional. While in Bozeman, Aaron spent his free time skiing and climbing in the surrounding mountains. He now spends his summers in Washington and winters in Utah. When not in the mountains Aaron enjoys riding his bike, and spending time with friends.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    Dream rope team / climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Bear Grylls, Flyboys

    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not guiding?


    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers
    Bring good snacks!

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week
    Jack Black

    What’s always in your snack bag?
    Scandinavian Swimmers

    Significant Ascents

    Denali Pico de Orizaba (ski descent)
    Mt Rainer (5 routes, incl. Fuhrer Finger ski descent)
    Mt Shasta (Casaval Ridge, Trinity Chutes ski descent)
    Mt Baker (3 routes, incl. Squawk ski descent)
    Mt Shuksan (3 routes, incl. White Salmon ski descent)
    Torment-Forbidden Traverse
    Mt Olympus
    Grand Teton
    Mt Moran, The Skillet (ski descent)
    Monte Cristo Directissimo (ski descent)
    Pfeifferhorn, NW couloir (ski descent)
    Mt Superior, Pinball Alley (ski descent)
    Terminal Cancer (ski descent)
    Granite Peak, MT
    Alpine climbs in Wind Rivers, N Cascades, Beartooths, and Tetons
    Ice climbs in Hyalite MT


    American Avalanche Institute Pro 2
    AMGA Alpine Guide Course
    AMGA Ski Guide Course
    AIARE Course Leader
    Leave No Trace Master Educator



      Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]


      Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]


      Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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