Kurt Wedberg is the founder of Sierra Mountaineering International. He has been a professional mountain guide since 1986 and has 69 major expeditions on his resume including successful ascents of Mt. Everest in 1995 and 2008. He has led expeditions to peaks in Africa, Alaska, the Alps, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Tibet, and Turkey. Kurt was a senior guide on Mt. Rainier from 1991-2006 and currently has 119 ascents of this peak. He has been mountaineering in the Sierra for over 25 years. Kurt runs Sierra Mountaineering International from his hometown of Bishop, California along the base of the beautiful Eastern Sierra.