Jed Porter

Posted on by Sierra Mtn Guides Smg

UIAGM/IFMGA Ski & Mountain Guide

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Jed, at age thirteen, completed his first solo backpack in his home mountains of upstate New York. He hasn’t been the same since. At the University of Maine he led the school’s outdoor club, polished his skiing, and still managed to get a degree in soil science. Since then Jed has shaped his life around climbing and skiing. Since 2008, Jed has provided unwaveringly exceptional SMG experiences to our guests. He has generated a deep, much appreciated, and athletic list of regular guests who are proud to request him and call him their guide. With achievement of IFMGA credentials in 2013, Jed achieved guiding’s highest honor and rating. He is also qualified to instruct L1 and L2 AIARE Avalanche Awareness courses. On his own time, Jed has undertaken mountain expeditions to Mexico, CanadaGreenland, and Alaska. Here in the Sierra, he received some notoriety for his first winter ascent of the Complete Palisade Traverse. Jed makes a mean backcountry steak, comes equipped with an internal compass, and is a beautiful all-conditions skier. 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) at least once each year.

“Jed went ‘above and beyond’ to make this trip a great experience.” ~ Paul C.

“Jed was sooo nice. Very patient and a lot of fun too! I felt very safe, which is quite a compliment because I am a total beginner and afraid of heights. :)” ~ P. Twomey

“I appreciate the follow up and want to let you know that I had a great time. Jed did an excellent job and I would recommend SMG to anyone. He was professional and very knowledgeable. His his enthusiasm and willingness to teach made all the difference.” ~S. Allen

“Jed is the best, safest, most capable climber/guide I’ve been with. Felt instantly trusting of him and his ability. ~ Bob B.

Guide Qualifications:

Guides: Alpine
Backpacking
Ice
Rock
Ski
Certified: IFMGA/AMGA Ski & Mountain Guide