Aaron Schoening

    Aaron Schoening

    Guide: Washington

    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

    Guilty Pleasure
    DQ Reeses Blizzard

    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?
    Sourpatch Kids

    Significant Ascents

    Mt Rainer, Fuhrer Finger (ski descent)
    Mt Baker, Easton, Coleman-Deming, Squawk (ski descent)
    Mt Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys, Sulphide Glacier
    Torment-Forbidden Traverse
    Mt Moran, Skillet Glacier (ski descent)
    Mt Superior, SE face (ski descent)
    Mt Olympus
    Granite Peak
    Grand Teton
    Liberty Bell (Beckey), Le Petit Cheval (Spontaneity Arete), Cutthroat Peak (SE Buttress)
    Vesper Peak (Ragged Edge)
    Wolf’s Head (E Ridge), Pingora Peak (K Crack), Wind Rivers, WY
    Ice climbs in Hyalite Canyon, MT


    American Avalanche Institute Pro 1
    AMGA Alpine Skills Course
    AIARE Instructor
    Leave No Trace Master Educator


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