Scott McGee has been guiding for Exum Mountain Guides since 2000, fulfilling his passion for sharing the mountains and climbing with clients from all walks of life. His greatest satisfaction comes from helping people achieve successes perceived as nearly impossible, and overcoming obstacles within to accomplish new heights.
In winter, Scott works as Director of the Snow King Mountain Sports School and has served four terms on the PSIA Nordic Team, a top-tier team of educators, for the Professional Ski Instructors of America. One of his greatest passions is long-distance touring on ultra-light gear, with crossing the Teton range on skate skis in a day being one of his favorite things to do.
Scott’s involvement in outdoor/adventure education and experiential learning began in college with his involvement in the legendary Dartmouth Outing Club. He’s led courses and guided throughout the Rocky Mountains corporate groups, resorts, colleges, private outfitters, and renowned Outward Bound Schools. Scott has worked in wilderness settings with populations as young as 14 and 15 year olds to groups of classroom teachers to corporate executives, on one to three week river, mountain and multi-environment courses.
Scott is most passionate about taking the lessons learned from outdoor pursuits, often called ‘metaphors’ and applying them to work, personal endeavors and life in general. The best, he says, “…are the ones generated by the participants themselves.”
Recently Scott authored the Basic Illustrated Guide to Cross Country Skiing, a Falcon Guide, and numerous magazine articles on tele technique and other topics. He has also widely published in ski newsletters and magazines, such as 32 Degrees and Ski Trax.
Shadow of the Grand on the air
Shadow of the GT on the air as the Z brothers wrap up the Belly Roll pitch on the Owen Spaulding route
Lucas on the Friction Pitch on the Exum Ridge
On top of the World!
Smiles despite woolly conditions descending from the Lower Saddle after a sudden August 18 snowstorm dumped 12” at the hut
North Face of the Grand (and me) from the tiny summit of Teewinot
Father-Son team atop St. Johns
Scotty on the Exum ridge in late July, below the upper East Face of the Grand
Climber on the CMC route with Hanging Ice Glacier and Jackson Lake in the background
On the catwalk ramp leading up Wolf’s Head in the Cirque of the Towers
Hand traverse on Wolf’s Head with Warbonnet, Haystack and Temple in the background
So that’s why they call it Arrowhead Lake! Big Sandy drainage on the way to the Cirque of the Towers
Haystack reflected in Clear Lake. Wind River Range
Deep drip holes by our Middle Teton ‘cave’ camp in early June, just above the Garnet Canyon Meadows
That’s me, following partner and fellow guide Tim Brown up Bubble Fun, the right of two steep snow couloirs leading up the north face of Buck
With Conrad on top of Cube Point, an easy but exposed spectacular climb. Teewinot and Grand Teton in the background.
Yep, that’s our line! Proud in the sun, just left of the shadowed North Face of Haystack
Sunset pics from the Lower Saddle are always amazing
Like I said…
End of pitch 9 on the CMC route, Mt. Moran
On the approach to the saddle on the way up Granite Pk in the Beartooths (Bearteeth? ; )
Amazing fall colors on the huckleberries descending Hanging Canyon from Cube in late September
Mid-December near the top of 25 Short, with awesome powder awaiting below
And fresh it was!
Friction Pitch on the Exum Ridge after a storm
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