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Rodney Sofich

Instructor of Backcountry Navigation, Mountaineering: Intermediate/Advanced, Rock Climbing: Beginning–Advanced, Rock Climbing: Anchors-Climbing Techniques, Bouldering 1&2


Rodney is an Oregon native.  Rodney has been instructing for Reed college since 2003 with his diverse outdoor experience.  He has been guiding and instructing in Pacific Northwest for the past ten years.  Within that time period he found time to be a seasonal Wilderness and Climbing Ranger for the Mt. Hood National Forest, co-instructs avalanche courses with MountainSavvy, filling in hours at a locally owned outdoor shop, and learning the art making climbing packs with Cilogear. Rodney has a Masters degree from Portland State University in Public Administration in Natural Resources.  Rodney also has an AIARE Level II Avalanche certificate.  He is also pursuing professional development with the American Mountain Guides Association, having completed the Single Pitch Instructors Course, Rock Instructor Course, and an Alpine Guides Course.  Rodney also maintains a Wilderness First Responder.  You can learn more about Rodney by reading the Reed Magazine “On the Ledge