Guides

Zeb Blais, Blackbird Guides Lead

Zeb Blais

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!

​Qualifications​

AMGA Ski Guide

AMGA Alpine Guide

AMGA Aspirant Rock Guide

AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Certification

AIARE Course Leader, Rec 1 and 2

WFR (Wilderness First Responder)

 

​Notable Climbs and Ski Descents​

Mt Everest (8,848m), 2 summits via Northeast Ridge, 2016, 2017

Cho Oyu (8,201m), 1 summit and full ski descent via West Face, 2016

Lobuche East (6,171m, Nepal), 1 summit and ski descent, 2015

Denali (20,320', Alaska Range), 4 expeditions and 1 ski descent from summit

Aconcagua (6,995m, Andes), 3 expeditions

Pico de Orizaba & Ixtaccihuatl (Mexico), 3 expeditions each

Ishinca, Nevado Urus, Pisco Oeste (Cordillera Blanca, Peru), 1 expedition

Mt Whitney (15,505'), California Sierra Nevada. 5x via East Face, Mountaineers Route w/ ski descent

Mt Rainier (14,411') 100 summits and ski descents via 4 routes (Fuhrer Finger, Sickle, Success Glacier Couloir, DC)

Grand Teton (13,776') 5 summits via Upper Exum, PG, OS, Cathedral/North Ridge and ski descent via Ford Stettner

Mount Fuji (12,388') winter summit with ski descent

Multiple rock, ice climbs in WA, OR, CA, NV, WY and Canada