Eddie Schoen

Location Colorado

Role Guide

Years Guiding 4

About Eddie Schoen

Eddie grew up surrounded by the towering peaks of Chicago’s skyscrapers, a long way from the snowy and rocky peaks that he now calls home. An all-around climber and skier, Eddie’s favorite objectives in the mountains involve climbing a technical line with skis strapped to his pack and skiing all the way from the summit to the parking lot. From bouldering in the gym, to clipping bolts in the sunshine, to multi-day expeditions on snow-covered peaks, he loves it all the same. Any day in the mountains with Eddie will involve some combination of faking a vaguely European accent, freestyle rapping, improvised folk singing, bad dancing, and perhaps a poor attempt at yodeling. No matter how bad the weather gets, or how tired your legs feel, Eddie will do his best to have you cracking a smile and enjoying every moment in the hills.

Additional facts (and lore): Eddie is a certified yoga teacher, licensed EMT, former CPA, and just three exams away from becoming an IFMGA/AMGA certified Mountain Guide. He can save your life, do your taxes, guide you through the mountains, teach you to meditate, and even write you a song. He has two alter egos. One is a 80’s hair metal rock star with a German accent. The other is a country music superstar. Either can show up without warning. One of Eddie’s life goals is to climb and ski (yes, ski) all fifty U.S. state highpoints.

Certifications:

  • - Wilderness EMT/ EMT-B
  • - AMGA SPI
  • - AMGA Assistant Rock Guide
  • - AMGA Assistant Alpine Guide
  • - AMGA Assistant Ski Guide
  • - AIARE Pro II (Level III) Avalanche Certification
  • - AIARE Certified Avalanche Education Instructor

Testimonials

  • A perfect trip. The Grand really is amazing; and it was all made possible by our guide Brian [Warren], whose experience, patience and knowledge made it happen for us.

    — Matt Willis
  • Always professional, always personable, always safe, always considerate. They take the time to develop a plan with the client that creates a fun and challenging experience; also, they provide valuable teaching moments along the way. I look forward to using their services again.

    — Greg Cutcher
  • Awesome experience: great guide, fantastic routes, perfect location and nice weather. What more could you possibly wish for?

    — Oleg & Mariann Neverovitch
  • Climbing The Grand with JHMG was one of the most incredible experiences in my already rich life.  I came into the trip a bit apprehensive about the climbing and exposure, but the training and guides not only made me feel safe and confident, they also taught me skills to improve future climbing experiences.  I expected crazy beautiful views and fun times and you guys delivered both along with an unexpected level of service, coaching, and camaraderie.  Keep up the great work and we’ll see you on future climbing and mountaineering trips.

    — Harry Kirschner
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