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Get to Know TREW Ambassador + Guide, Shane Robinson

By Katherine Donnelly on

Shane is a stupendous human being. In the mountains, in the classroom, and generally in all aspects of life. He's incredibly kind, humble, and has this infectious kind of passion for what he does that is truly hard to find. Getting to spend a day with him, either on snow or off, is a day well spent - and we consider ourselves privileged to call him a friend, backcountry partner, and longstanding TREW ambassador. 

If you haven't heard of his business, Graybird Guiding, then allow us to add it to your bucket list. Not only does Shane offer unique and fun educational opportunities in and around his home-base in the Cascades, he also provides clients with unforgettable backcountry experiences and trips across the globe - From Mount Baker and British Columbia all the way to Antarctica!

Possibly our favorite offering for this coming winter is his Zero to Hero Camp, where participants acquire their AIARE level 1, AIARE Companion Rescue, and become familiar with backcountry travel and best practices - all in an immersive week-long course at the ridiculously fun Mt Baker. 

To get to know Shane a bit more, we asked him some fun short-answer questions in a recent Q&A. Enjoy his answers below:

What is/are your nickname(s)?

Shanesaw (cuz I snore like a chainsaw)

Who would win in a fight between a grilled cheese sandwich and a taco?


Apres beverage of choice? 

Hot Toddy.  Also, love an after ski coffee/espresso

Weirdest thing that's always in your pack?

Probably some gross leftover food I forgot about.

Favorite childhood TV show?

A Team

What is the worst thing the kids are doing these days?

I'm too old to even know

Who is your favorite neo-classical artist?

Banksy :) 

N'sync or Backstreet Boys?


Describe bigfoot in your own words…

Just another dirty hippy

Best 'poo with a view' you can remember?

Mt. Baker Summit :)


To learn more about Shane, find him and Graybird on Instagram:

Shane Robinson || Graybird Buiding

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