Shannon Wing

    Shannon Wing

    Guide: Washington

    Shannon grew up in the suburbs of eastern Massachusetts and to her parents dismay fell in love with climbing. Shannon was introduced to glacier travel through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and since then has climbed in New Zealand, Chile, the Cascades, and her home turf: the White Mountains. Shannon grew a love for introducing people to alpine travel through her college’s outing club, which post graduation turned into a career in guiding. Always learning, Shannon is currently studying for a M.S. in Theoretical Computer Science from MIT.

    Significant Ascents

    Mt Rainier,
    Mt Baker,
    Mt Adams,
    Mt Alymer – New Zealand,
    Hotchstetter Dome – New Zealand,
    Devils Tower,
    Castleton Tower,
    Mt Washington (Winter)
    Volcan Villarica – Chile (Winter)
    Volcan San Jose – Chile (Winter)
    Cerro San Ramon – Chile (Winter)


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Level 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer


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    • Guide Skills: What’s in the Kit?

      By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the essential items to include in your first aid kit if you are guiding an alpine climb. Have you taken an opportunity to look into your med kit lately? Perhaps question why something is even in there or maybe […]

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