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Jediah Porter
Worked at Sierra Mountain Guides
Attended Margaretville Central
Lives in Bishop, Ca
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Peru 2015!
I'm excited to announce that once again Mark and Janelle Smiley and I are teaming up to climb and film  together. This time in Peru. Join us for a couple peaks, including alpine and ice climbing on the amazing Alpamayo, June 29-July 11, 2015. Detailed itine...
I'm excited to announce that once again Mark and Janelle Smiley and I are teaming up to climb and film  together. This time in Peru. Join us for a couple peaks, including alpine and ice climbing on the amazing Alpamayo, June ...
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Ice Climbing for Mountaineers
Mountaineering, alpine climbing, peak-bagging, alpinism… I don't care what you call it. All who head to cold and wild high-country have more in common than we are different. Of those, many come to me asking about waterfall ice climbing. Most envision ice cl...
Mountaineering, alpine climbing, peak-bagging, alpinism… I don't care what you call it. All who head to cold and wild high-country have more in common than we are different. Of those, many come to me asking about waterfall ic...
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2014 Year in Review, Professionally
I do this each year ( 2012 , 2013 ). Each year my professional life evolves just a little bit. As does my personal life. In short, 2014 will be remembered for an intentional dearth of guiding work and a beautiful abundance of personal life changes. The two ...
I do this each year (2012, 2013). Each year my professional life evolves just a little bit. As does my personal life. In short, 2014 will be remembered for an intentional dearth of guiding work and a beautiful abundance of pe...
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Poor Man's Cruise Vacation
Living in the more populous and poorer end of the  social spectrum  means that my membership in the " leisure class " requires dues paid more in changed attitude than in actual assets.  With an open mind, abundant time, and a modicum of spare change, I've l...
Living in the more populous and poorer end of the social spectrum means that my membership in the "leisure class" requires dues paid more in changed attitude than in actual assets.  With an open mind, abundant time, and a mod...
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The Haute Route
  Mark  And  Janelle Smiley  and I are excited to be teaming up this coming spring in the Alps. Mark and I will guide while Janelle takes excellent photographs.  We have all the details outlined on smileysproject.com/ski/
 Mark And Janelle Smiley and I are excited to be teaming up this coming spring in the Alps. Mark and I will guide while Janelle takes excellent photographs.  We have all the details outlined on smileysproject.com/ski/
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NE Ridge Bear Creek Spire, Speed Run
I busted out today what seems to be the "Fastest Known Time" (3:47:53) for the NE Ridge of Bear Creek Spire. I've already defended these silly speedy missions elsewhere. In short, its a great workout and a killer way to cover a ton of ground. Going for time...
I busted out today what seems to be the "Fastest Known Time" (3:47:53) for the NE Ridge of Bear Creek Spire. I've already defended these silly speedy missions elsewhere. In short, its a great workout and a killer way to cover...
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+Mark Kenny That's a good question Mark… I don't know the exact model.  They're light colored. Mainly whitish, with yellow and blue accents.  
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New Things
Life has me focusing outside the mountains lately. Family time, mainly, is the current emphasis. Staying sharp for the mountains, especially with fairly high-end guiding gigs coming up, is nonetheless still a priority. Long drives, flat topography, holiday ...
Life has me focusing outside the mountains lately. Family time, mainly, is the current emphasis. Staying sharp for the mountains, especially with fairly high-end guiding gigs coming up, is nonetheless still a priority. Long d...
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Ski Mountaineering Gear, Winter 2014-2015
Ski mountaineering is a broad category. People practice a wide range of skiing and refer to it as ski mountaineering. One way to define ski mountaineering is skiing in which the hazard or concern is something other than, or in addition to, avalanches. Maybe...
Ski mountaineering is a broad category. People practice a wide range of skiing and refer to it as ski mountaineering. One way to define ski mountaineering is skiing in which the hazard or concern is something other than, or i...
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Let's do this!
 
The Haute Route
  Mark  And  Janelle Smiley  and I are excited to be teaming up this coming spring in the Alps. Mark and I will guide while Janelle takes excellent photographs.  We have all the details outlined on smileysproject.com/ski/
 Mark And Janelle Smiley and I are excited to be teaming up this coming spring in the Alps. Mark and I will guide while Janelle takes excellent photographs.  We have all the details outlined on smileysproject.com/ski/
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Celebrating a Different Sort of Full-time Climber
"Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain." B. Surfers. Pepper  Chad dips water from Precipice Lake, Sequoia National Park In our climbing community and circles we have ample op...
"Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain." B. Surfers. Pepper  Chad dips water from Precipice Lake, Sequoia National Park In our climbing com...
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  • Sierra Mountain Guides
    2013
  • Outdoor Gear Lab
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Introduction
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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