Andrew Eisenstark

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts, McGill University, Montreal, June 2000
  • Glacier Travel/Crevasse Rescue Course, Chamonix Experience guide service, Argentiere, France, January 2002
  • Wilderness First Responder Certification, Wilderness Medicine Institute/Sierra Mountain Center, Aspendell, December 2007; re-certified November 2009, December 2011
  • Level II Certification, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, Alpine Skills International, Truckee, January 2008
  • Technical Guides Training, Shasta Mountain Guides, May 2010
  • Ski Guide Course, American Mountain Guides Association, Jackson, January 2011
  • Level III Certification, American Avalanche Institute, Jackson, January 2011


    • Ski Guide, Pacific Crest Heli-Guides/Pacific Crest Snowcats, 2010-present
    • Ski/Mountaineering Guide, Shasta Mountain Guides, 2010-present
    • Guide, Tahoe Adventure Company, 2010-present
    • Ski-Touring Guide, Ice Axe Expeditions, 2008-present
    • Active Member, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, 2009-present
    • Multiple seasons coaching freeride/big mountain youth programs, Sugarbowl and Squaw Valley resorts
    • Expert-class cross country mountain bike competitor
    • Avid rock climber and surfer
    • Inductee, McGill University Sports Hall of Fame, 2011
    • Member, Heli-Ski US
    • Member, American Mountain Guides Association