Matt Schonwald

Matt is the founder of BC Adventure Guides, a certified Ski Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and an author of 4 guidebooks dedicated to perfecting his craft. He began skiing as disco was dying at New York’s Hunter … Read More

Ian Nicholson

The first thing you will quickly realize about Ian is his never-ending stoke to be out sharing the mountains with people, whether on rock, on mountain tops, or sliding down them on skis. Most notably his passion to be out … Read More

Pablo Puruncajas

fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with his family-owned mountain guide company. He has been guiding in the Andes since 1999 and has been guiding for the past six years in the … Read More

Ryan Jones

Ryan grew up in Eagle River, Alaska around the foothills of the Chugach mountains. He began exploring his surroundings at a young age via skis, backpacking and scrambling. Fueled by the desire to see more and go further, Ryan began … Read More

Brigit Anderson

Brigit is originally from New England and moved to Snoqualmie Pass in 2012 to be closer to the mountains. When she is not instructing for BCAG, Brigit is the Education Coordinator for NWAC since 2017; responsible for the Avalanche Awareness … Read More

Juliana Garcia

Juliana has been mountaineering in Ecuador since she was 15 years old, accomplishing much in her career. She has climbed mountains and walls in the Andes, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, as well as in Pakistan, Alaska, Greenland, the United States and … Read More

Sam Siemens-Luthy

Sam grew up in the mountains of Washington and California, making numerous summer and winter backcountry trips into the Olympics, Cascades and Sierras. From these experiences he developed a deep passion for accessing remote and wild places. In addition to … Read More