Sean Coit

    Sean Coit

    Guide: Washington

    Sean grew up in New Hampshire, where a love for mountain sports took root, as well as a passion for teaching. He has since ventured and worked around the U.S. skiing, climbing, paddling, and connecting with many of its diverse landscapes. In the winter Sean returns to New England where he guides climbers on Mount Washington and the surrounding waterfall ice. When not working you’ll find him on skis or on a slackline when the snow melts.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Sound and Color – Alabama Shakes

    Most beloved book(s)?
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

    Guilty pleasure?
    Disney movies and red wine

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week?
    Dougal Haston

    Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Stuart Robertson for Mount Rainier

    Significant Ascents

    Mount Rainier, WA – Disappointment Cleaver, Ingraham Direct, Kautz Glacier
    Mount Baker, WA – Coleman Deming, Easton Glacier
    Mount Adams, WA
    Mount Shuksan, WA
    Prusik Peak, WA – Stanley Burgner
    Liberty Bell, WA
    Grand Teton, WY – Upper Exum Ridge
    Lone Peak, UT
    Matterhorn Peak, CA


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    AIARE Level 1
    AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    LNT Trainer
    AMGA Alpine Guide Course


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