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Jediah Porter
Worked at Sierra Mountain Guides
Attended Margaretville Central
Lives in Bishop, Ca
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Three Things Thursday. Issue #17
I have this set up to "auto-post" today, the 19th of May. If all goes as planned, two guests, Meagan and I flew into the center of the Chugach Mountains of Alaska for a sweet ski base camp. After that I go on a series of up to three more expeditions, wrappi...
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Three Things Thursday. Issue #16
I spend a lot of time in the mountains with Chad. Which is great. Also great is his social media presence. He's eloquent, effusive, and selective with what he posts. He has a true adventurer's spirit. Perhaps more than most people I know. A selection of his...
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Three Things Thursday. Issue #15
Teton Ice Park. February 11, 2016 Videos, and only videos this week. My first ever ski tour in Grand Teton National Park was the Apocalypse Couloir. And Mark Smiley caught it on film.  Apocalypse Couloir, Grand Teton National Park from Mark Smiley on Vimeo ...
Teton Ice Park. February 11, 2016 Videos, and only videos this week. My first ever ski tour in Grand Teton National Park was the Apocalypse Couloir. And Mark Smiley caught it on film. Apocalypse Couloir, Grand Teton...
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Backcountry Skiing Gear List, 2015-2016 Season.
Ski season is well under way, and by this time in the season, I've kinda got my systems down.  I wrote up a similar list for  winter alpine climbing.  And one for  Ski Mountaineering. Mike B tearing up accessible powder.  Banana Chute, Mammoth Lakes, CA.  M...
Ski season is well under way, and by this time in the season, I've kinda got my systems down. I wrote up a similar list for winter alpine climbing. And one for Ski Mountaineering. Mike B tearing up accessible powder. Banan...
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2015 Year in Review. Mountains and athletics.
Nevada You may find it utterly uninteresting or thoroughly fascinating, or something in between. As always, the stories behind the numbers are the more interesting part, but this clinical look at one turn around the sun provides an interesting glimpse into ...
Nevada You may find it utterly uninteresting or thoroughly fascinating, or something in between. As always, the stories behind the numbers are the more interesting part, but this clinical look at one turn around the sun prov...
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Come ski with me! Alaska. May 19-30, 2016.
Skiing Alaska has got to be a lifetime highlight for most skiers. It's simply on another level. I have one (possibly more than one...) spot open on a customized fly-in ski mountaineering basecamp (like fricken Jeremy Jones would do) May 19-30 this year. It'...
Skiing Alaska has got to be a lifetime highlight for most skiers. It's simply on another level. I have one (possibly more than one...) spot open on a customized fly-in ski mountaineering basecamp (like fricken Jeremy Jones wo...
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15k day.
Years ago now I resolved to one day ski up and down 15,000 vertical feet. I did just that earlier this week. It wasn't easy, nor was it as hard as I thought it would be. I made a minor effort to find a partner, but I also thought it would be cool on my own....
Years ago now I resolved to one day ski up and down 15,000 vertical feet. I did just that earlier this week. It wasn't easy, nor was it as hard as I thought it would be. I made a minor effort to find a partner, but I also tho...
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No Crap Days in the Tetons!
High temperatures, it hasn't snowed in over a week, and the forecast is windy. Still, we find the goods!
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Why a bivy sack?
Technical terrain, light packs, two people. Tent is best.  I got a question from a former student this week. Scott was in Peru with the Ishinca Valley SIET course I taught in June of 2015. He as ked " When you're out winter camping what are your thoughts on...
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Three Things Thursday. Issue #14.
Throwback to April 2015. Meagan on the cliffs of Labyrinth Canyon, Green River, Utah.  The management of Yosemite National Park is taking comments on the management of the designated wilderness there. Participate in democracy, make your comments.   It's bee...
Throwback to April 2015. Meagan on the cliffs of Labyrinth Canyon, Green River, Utah. The management of Yosemite National Park is taking comments on the management of the designated wilderness there. Participate in democrac...
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Three Things Thursday. Issue 13.
Teton Pass ski touring. 1/17/2016 Mark Smiley photo.  Alarming footage from an avalanche over one of the country's most popular ice climbs. "Stairway to Heaven", January 11, 2016. No one was hurt.  Awesome advice for aspiring adventure rock climbers .  Is a...
Teton Pass ski touring. 1/17/2016 Mark Smiley photo. Alarming footage from an avalanche over one of the country's most popular ice climbs. "Stairway to Heaven", January 11, 2016. No one was hurt. Awesome advice for asp...
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  • Sierra Mountain Guides
    2013
  • Outdoor Gear Lab
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Jediah Porter is a full-time part-timer.  He works as a mountain guide and for OutdoorGearLab.com and as a substitute teacher.  Guiding work requires an even mix of rock shoes, approach shoes, ice boots, and ski gear.  Off the clock, he climbs and skis.  He engages in binges of mountain biking, canoeing, and trail-running.  He goes by Jed and takes pride in using the right tool for the job, unless he doesn't have that tool.  In which case he improvises.  "If you don't have it, you don't need it".  He has lived most of his adult life in the Eastern Sierra and, among other travels, tries to get to Alaska (for big mountains) and the East Coast (for family) once each year.
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IFMGA Mountain Guide
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  • Margaretville Central
    1993 - 1997
  • University of Maine
    Natural Resources, 1997 - 2001
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