Zach Schneider

Owner and Lead Guide

Zach Schneider is the owner, operator, and head guide of Mammoth Climbing Guides. He is a graduate of Prescott College with a degree in Adventure Education and Wilderness Leadership and a minor in Environmental studies. He has lived in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California for over 10 years and knows the range intimately. With over 15 years of climbing experience his climbing resume includes big wall ascents of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan and Half Dome and wall routes in Zion National Park. He has accomplished long alpine routes all over the Sierra Nevada that require solid skills on rock, ice, and snow. Zach equally enjoys climbing, ice climbing, alpine routes, and skiing. He has climbed all but four of California’s fourteen thousand foot peaks either by a technical climbing route and or by ski descent. His sense of adventure and experience has enabled him to climb in many areas throughout the United States and develop new climbs and climbing areas in the Eastern Sierra. Zach has an immense passion for being in the mountains and sharing his knowledge and experience with others. His role has guide, teacher, and mentor has been enjoyed by many and will not disappoint!

Certifications and Training Include

B.A. in Adventure Education/Wilderness Leadership • Professional Climbing Guides Institute Certified Multi-Pitch Guide • Professional Climbing Guides Institute Rescue Certification • Professional Climbing Guides Institute Approved Mentor • Wilderness First Responder • Leave No Trace Training • Level 1 Avalanche Certification • Level 2 Avalanche Forecasting Certification • Alpine guide and Ski Training • Level 1 Alpine Ski Training through the Professional Ski Instructors Association