Climbing, skiing topics of talk at Peninsula College today

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College will open its 2014 Studium Generale winter programming with a presentation on “Climbing and Skiing in the Olympic Mountains” by Tyler Reid of Pacific Alpine Guides at 12:35 p.m. today.

His multimedia presentation will be in the college's Little Theater at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Born in New Zealand, Reid spent his first year living on a sailboat. He grew up in Port Townsend and started backcountry skiing in the Olympic Mountains when he was 13.

He has guided in the Northwest, Colorado, Alaska and internationally.

Pacific Alpine is a small guide service based on the Olympic Peninsula and is run by Reid and his wife, Kathy.

It offers guided and instructional programs in the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, North Cascades, Canada and Alaska.

Reid also works with three other guide services: RMI, one of the largest in the United States; San Juan Mountain Guides; and Wild Alpine.

With RMI, he guides ascents of Mount Rainier, winter programs and climbs in the North Cascades.

Through San Juan Mountain Guides, he teaches avalanche courses and guides backcountry skiing in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

With Wild Alpine, he guides ski plane-assisted ski mountaineering trips and climbing expeditions in the Alaska Range and Wrangell St.-Elias National Park.

Last modified: January 02. 2014 8:49AM
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