All of our guides are certified by the AMGA American Mountain Guides Association and have WFR Wilderness First Responder back country medical training or higher. They are all certified in LNT Leave No Trace practices and are invested in their ongoing training and progression to best serve our clients (who we consider family) and the environments we all enjoy.
Allen Giernet - Founder and lead guide
Allen is a serious outdoor enthusiast with an undying passion for anything and everything outdoors, beginning in his youth. With over three decades of outdoor adventure logging hundreds of thousands of vertical feet splitboard mountaineering in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas, Washington Cascades and Montana. Putting in miles of backcountry travel and camping throughout the west. Ocean kayaking in the Sea of Cortez and along the California coast as well as being an avid rock climber he is well equipped for any adventure.
He is a Wilderness First Responder, Avalanche level II trained, a member of the American Avalanche Association, an American Mountains Guide Association single pitch instructor, an Affiliate avalanche instructor with the National Ski Patrol, A Paddlefit certified stand up paddle board instructor and was the vice president of Team Mountain High snowboard team for seven years, a youth training and competition team. He also holds 3rd place overall for two consecutive years in the USASA snowboard competition circuit.
Allen left Team Mountain High to found and direct So Cal Snow Avalanche Center (a non profit organization) to promote safety and education in the local mountains. He also has partnered with The National Ski Patrol to help instruct avalanche-training programs.