States worked in
Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Brian Smith is a Lead Guide at Exum Mountain Guides and an Internationally Certified AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide. He has been climbing for over 25 years, skiing for over 40 years, and guiding at Exum Mountain Guides for over 13 years. Brian has lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 1998, been a ski patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort since 2006, led rock and mountaineering courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and currently instructs for the School for International Expedition Training (SIET), a school started by his friend and Exum Guide, Josh Beckner. He teaches avalanche courses for the American Avalanche Institute as well as forecasting for the Alpine Guides at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Brian holds certifications in Avalanche Level III, Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), and CPR.
He has climbed and skied extensively in the Western US, Alaska, and the Canadian Rockies, with expeditions to Denali, Mount Hunter, and the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. Beyond the Tetons, Brian has guided rock climbing in the Wind River Wilderness, City of Rocks, Red Rock National Conservation Area, Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon, RMNP, Castle Valley, Moab, and Indian Creek. He has also guided ice climbing in the Southfork of the Shoshone, just outside of Cody, Wyoming. Brian has skied off the summit of the Grand Teton three times, one of which was a co-guided ski descent with Exum Guide Erin Dahill. Brian has also climbed the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome in a day, with Exum Guide Joe Stern, completed a one-day traverse of the Cirque of the Towers in the Wind River Wilderness, and more recently climbed the Nose of El Capitan in one day. Brian’s greatest accomplishment, however, is being a dad, and he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his daughter Stella, climbing, bike riding, fly fishing, and skiing!