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Chase Nelson, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Chase began a life in the outdoors at a very early age, spending time backpacking, hunting and fly fishing with his family in Washington. His love of the mountains brought him into climbing, which has since become a driving force in his life. Chase graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of Idaho, but took any chance he had to escape to the mountains. He enjoys all disciplines of climbing and has a passion for teaching others, which has led him to guiding for RMI.

  • 25+ ascents of Mount Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver, Emmons Glacier, and the Kautz Glacier
  • Mount McKinley summit via the West Buttress
  • Moose's Tooth via the Ham and Eggs Couloir
  • Traverse of the Liberty Group (Liberty Bell, Concord Tower, Lexington Tower, North Early Winters Spire, South Early Winters Spire) in a day
  • The Long’s Peak Diamond, Colorado
  • North Face of Mount Hood
  • Ancient Art on Fisher Towers, Utah
  • Chimney Rock, ID
  • Numerous peaks in the North Cascades and Stuart Range
  • Rock and ice climbing throughout the western U.S.
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • American Avalanche Association Level 1
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

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