Nick Runions


Washington, United States



Nick has been teaching for WMA International since 2002, including courses in Asia, Europe, Africa, Central America, and his home continent of North America. Nick spent many years working in the outdoor industry as a Sea Kayaking and Whitewater Instructor, Professional Ski Patroller, and Mountain Guide. He now works full-time as a Paramedic on an island in Washington State. Nick does life with his wife, son, and daughter, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree. He still enjoys mountaineering, back-country skiing, kayaking, sailing, gravel biking, and trail running. He loves teaching and watching students gain competence, confidence, and perspective.

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