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Eric Frank, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Growing up in Ohio, Eric had a relatively flat start to life. Family trips "Out West" served as an opportunity to experience the mountains. Immediately after graduating from Miami University, Eric moved west of the Rockies. In subsequent years, despite having a finance degree, Eric has guided year round and explored most of the notable ranges in the States. Every type of climbing - rock, ice and alpine capture his attention. As a senior guide at RMI, Eric guides programs in Washington, Colorado, Alaska and internationally. When not in the mountains, he resides in Seattle and enjoys reading, cooking and bicycling.

  • Mt. Rainier (14,410’), 90+ summits via the Disappointment Cleaver, Gibraltar Ledges, Emmons, Kautz, Ptarmigan Ridge & Liberty Ridge routes
  • Alaska Range: Five expeditions to Mount McKinley (20,320'), Mt. Hunter, Mt. Francis
  • Himalaya: Expedition to ShishaPangma (26,289'), Lobuche East (20,075')
  • Mexico: Orizaba (18,490'), Ixtaccihuatl (17,159')
  • Ecuador: Cotopaxi (19,348'), Cayambe (18,996')
  • Cascades: Baker, Adams, Hood, Shasta, Shuksan, Stuart, Torment, Forbidden, Eldorado, Liberty Bell, Cuthtroat
  • Sierra: Whitney, Keeler Needle, Temple Crag, Palisades
  • Rock and ice climbing across the desert southwest
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • American Avalanche Association Level II
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

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