Gavin Porter

Lead Rock & Sierra Alpine Guide

Gavin was raised in Livingston Montana, spending his youth exploring the local mountains and backpacking through Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.  He began climbing in his early 20's, immediately enamored with this new modality of experiencing the mountains.

Gavin has climbed both rock and vertical water ice throughout many of the western states with a focus on long alpine routes and technical winter objectives. He can commonly be found seeking out the WI6 ice climbs of Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman, MT. Gavin has also taken his alpine climbing passion to the big ranges of the world. He has enjoyed the summit of Patagonian peaks including; Guillaumet, Poincenot, Cerro Solo and Loma Blanca.  Gavin has also spent time trekking and climbing in Nepal while volunteering at the Khumbu Climbing Center.  

Gavin strives to provide a light hearted learning environment filled with patience and acceptance for all levels of skill and experience.


  • AMGA Rock Guide Course

  • AIARE Level I

  • WFR