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Robby Young, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

Robby grew up ski racing in the hills of northern Michigan. Upon graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Geology, he promptly moved west in pursuit of big mountains and deep powder. Over the past several years, Robby has worked in Colorado as an environmental geologist and currently spends his winters working as a professional ski patroller and avalanche educator in Utah. His enthusiasm and passion for skiing, climbing, and photography have resulted in numerous adventures in beautiful places ranging from the high peaks of Alaska to the rugged peaks of the Peruvian Andes.

  • 15+ summits of Mount Rainier, WA (14,410’)
  • 2 expeditions to Mount McKinley, AK  (20,320’)
  • 1 expedition to the Cordillera Blanca Range, Peru with ascents of Pisco Oeste (18,898’), Yanapaccha (17,913’), and Tocllaraju (19,790’)
  • Ski expedition to the Mike Glacier, Northern Chugach Range, AK
  • Ski descent of Mt. Whitney, CA (14,505’)
  • Ski descent of Mt. Shasta, CA (14,179’)
  • Ski descent of La Plata Peak, CO (14,336’) via the North Face
  • Four-day ski crossing of the Gore Range, CO
  • Grand Teton, WY (13,770') 
  • Mount Shuksan, WA (9,131') 
  • Mount Sir Donald, BC (10,816') via the NW Ridge
  • Forbidden Peak, WA (8,815’) via the West and North Ridges 
  • North Early Winter Spire, WA (7,760’) via the NW Corner
  • Numerous rock, ice, and alpine routes ranging from desert cracks and frozen waterfalls in Utah to the alpine rock of British Columbia
  • Numerous backcountry ski descents in Idaho, Utah, Montana, California, and Colorado; including numerous 14,000’ers
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  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
  • AAI Avalanche Level III
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

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