Melissa Shea
Melissa Shea is a western Maine native who began rock climbing and ice climbing in 1998. She quickly became a mountaineer and climbed Denali (20, 320 ft., the tallest mountain in North America) in 2000 via the West Buttress with the RCMP Climbing for Community Expedition. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police expedition raised over $20,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Canada.

In 2002, Melissa joined a group of climbers from western Maine, including Jim Albert, who reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjar0 (19,235 ft.) via the Umbwe Route, an intense ascent through seven climate zones over the course of four days. Melissa’s next important climbs took her to the Alps with technical climbs on the Matterhorn (14,692 ft.) and Mount Blanc (15,782 ft.). Melissa was also the technical representative for the German company Ortovox, and she represented New Mexico, southern Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska. With Ortovox, she taught avalanche awareness and companion rescue techniques with avalanche transceivers.

A certified Wilderness EMT, Melissa became a registered Maine Guide in 2009.


Offering unique trips in Western Maine and beyond. Experienced guides will take you hiking, backpacking, winter camping, mountaineering and custom designed adventures.

Contact Melissa Shea

Mountain Guide Service 
Professional Maine Guide
99 Parlin Hill Rd
New Vineland, Maine  04956
Phone: 207-319-9583


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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