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Geoff Unger
Mammoth Lakes
United States

(206) 619-3034
Course Leader, Staff

Geoff was born in Seattle, WA where he
learned to ski and started to explore the Cascade Range. As his climbing and skiing career began to develop, he moved to Sun Valley, Idaho where he competed in mogul skiing and aerials. While in Idaho he got an opportunity to climb in the Sawtooth Mountains and ski some of the local peaks. “When I lived in Idaho I really discovered the possibility of ascending vertical rock faces and climbing big peaks with the intention of skiing off the summit.” Geoff’s travels took him to Colorado where he earned a bachelors degree in International Political Economics from Colorado College. Weekend trips out to the Colorado Plateau helped Geoff to discover that he wanted to move out to Moab and begin guiding as a career. After three years of guiding in Moab, Geoff got a job working for the Seattle based Mountain Madness. Since then his travels have led him to Europe, Alaska and South America. Geoff has been working hard to become a certified mountain guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. He completed every course and exam in just three years and became a certified rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide. By completing all three disciplines, Geoff is a IFMGA/UIAGM guide. This puts him in select company in the United States with only fifty other IFMGA guides.