OUR TEAM

Intelligent, Efficient,
Playful, Tenacious.
We Live the Mountains.

These are the values that inspire us and draw us to the mountains. Whether we're guiding a "type-1-fun" adventure, helping you develop skills to meet your next mountain objective or playing on our time off, the Blackbird Mountain Guides team strives to move in good style.

We strive to be the best at teaching you how to move in the mountains.  

Our ultimate goal is to help you develop awareness, efficiency and a philosophy for making decisions in the mountains.  

Meet our guides.

Mastering the philosophy and craft of mountaineering is a lifelong pursuit. 

Blackbird Mountain Guides is here to help you push farther, faster, and smarter. Book a trip with us today and see why people have great things to say about our service!

 

Zeb Blais

Founder + Guide

Zeb is an AMGA Certified (American Mountain Guides Association) Ski Guide, Alpine Guide and Aspirant Rock Guide. He has traveled the globe, from Alaska to Antarctica, Hokkaido to the Himalaya, skiing, climbing and guiding in the great ranges of the world. Whether its soaring through the hills on skis, crimping rock or swinging tools on ice, Zeb loves moving in the mountains and working with people. He is fired up to work with you on your next adventure!

John Littleton

Guide

Zeb is an AMGA Certified (American Mountain Guides Association) Ski Guide, Alpine Guide and Aspirant Rock Guide. He has traveled the globe, from Alaska to Antarctica, Hokkaido to the Himalaya, skiing, climbing and guiding in the great ranges of the world. Whether its soaring through the hills on skis, crimping rock or swinging tools on ice, Zeb loves moving in the mountains and working with people. He is fired up to work with you on your next adventure!

Ryan Huetter

Guide

Ryan Huetter grew up near the coastal tidewaters of the Puget Sound in Washington State but has since traded moss and rain for the sunshine and splitter cracks of the Sierra Nevada. Since graduating from Western Washington University in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Adventure Management, he has called the Sierra home. Ryan is an IFMGA mountain guide certified in the rock, ski and alpine climbing disciplines, and enjoys the unbelievable year-round skiing and climbing the Sierra is known for. He has also climbed around the world, from Yosemite Valley, where he has climbed over 20 different big wall routes, to seven seasons in Patagonia, where he has made many major ascents, including Fitz Roy and first ascents of remote alpine walls. But year after year the Sierra Nevada remains Ryan's base and he loves introducing people to the Range of Light.