Ed Shanley

A life long Alaskan, Ed grew up skiing the mountains of Alaska. While travelling extensively, and having spent many seasons exploring the greater ranges of North America and Europe on skis, he has always called Alaska home. When not guiding for Points North, he guides extensively all over AK and lives in Juneau when not in the mountains.

Professional Experience

  • Lead Guide for Teton Gravity Research since 2012, in addition to having worked on a number of film projects for Sweet Grass Productions, Patagonia and Brain Farm
  • Industrial Avalanche Technician for Alaska Electric Light and Power
  • Snow Safety / Forecaster / Rescuer for Tailgate Alaska 2013
  • Past Instructor for the University of Alaska’s outdoor studies department
  • Member of Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol from 2008 – 2010
  • 10+ years experience guiding in the wilds of Alaska

Education and Training

  • Avalanche Level 3 from the American Avalanche Institute
  • State of Alaska Emergency Medical Technician from the University of Alaska
  • Outdoor Emergency Care certificate from the National Ski Patrol
  • CPR / AED card holder
  • ATF clearance for use of explosives through Alaska Avalanche Specialists
  • Secondary Education / English Teaching Degree from Montana State University
  • FAA Private Pilot License holder
  • Past member of high angle search and rescue organizations in Alaska and California
  • Member of the National Ski Patrol and Heli-Ski US

Ed is a life long Alaskan with a few secrets and stories to share.