Interview with Ryan Huetter

Interview With Ryan Huetter

California Backcountry Report Logo for snow and avalanche conditionsHappy New Year.  This week we interview Ryan Huetter.  Ryan grew up in on Puget Sound and graduated in 2006 from Western Washington Unversity.  More recently he moved to California and settled in the Mammoth Lakes area.  Ryan is an IFMGA guide and a senior guide for Sierra Mountain Center in Bishop Ca.

We talk about how he came to guide in California and the IFMGA process.  We discuss the skiing at the North Lake Hut and guiding helicopter accessed hut skiing in Canada.  Sit back, listen and learn from one of California's top guides.

Disclaimer:  The avalanche report is a big-picture discussion of what is going on with the weather and snowpack for a large region.  This isn't intended as travel advice and shouldn't be taken as such.  It is incumbent on all backcountry users to get educated, make their own quality observations, and make their own evidence-based decisions.


About The California Backcountry Report

The California Backcountry Report is a weekly podcast run throughout the wintertime that tracks weather, snowpack, avalanche activity, and the backcountry community at large.

Your Host JB Brown is an AMGA Certified Ski Guide, IFMGA Aspirant Mountain Guide, and is Avalanche Level 3 Certified.  JB has been guiding in avalanche terrain since 2006 both as a climber and as a skier.

Producer and Co-host Matt Mahaney is guides alpine rock climbing and ice climbing throughout the High Sierra for SWS Mountain Guides.  While he doesn't ski much he brings a wealth of avalanche knowledge and experience through a lifetime working and recreating in the mountain.

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