Towner Menefee

Towner Menefee

Guide: Washington

Towner Menefee grew up skiing and climbing the central Oregon volcanoes. After raft guiding in his early twenties followed by a stint of fighting wildfires, he decided to return to his snowy roots and share his passion for the mountains with others. He started guiding on Mount Shasta in the summer and ski guiding in the Wallowa Mountains in the winter. Towner typically spends his fall as a commercial crab fisherman in Alaska. When he’s not out skiing or climbing, he can be found hunting steelhead or spending quality time in his kayak.

Significant Ascents

Mount Shasta, CA– 12 summits via 3 routes
Mount Jefferson, OR – 2 routes
Mount Baker, WA
North Sister, OR
Mount Hood, OR
Mount Adams, OR
Mt. Washington, OR
Cotopaxi, Ecuador


Wilderness First Responder / CPR
Avalanche Level 2
AMGA Ski Guide Course
AMGA Alpine Skills Course


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