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Your Guide

Dr. Ben Nearingburg is an author, research scientist, photographer, and ACMG Assistant Hiking Guide based out of the mountain-town of Jasper, nestled in the Canadian Rockies.  Ben has a keen interest in many mountainous pursuits not only hiking but also rock and ice climbing, technical mountaineering, ski touring, and even a dash of caving.  Ben's guiding goals are to help guests safely experience the sights and serenity that the mountains provide.

Ben near the summit of Mount Willingdon, Banff National Park. Photo: Vern Dewit 


While Ben is based out of the Canadian Rockies he has also traveled the hills of the interior and coastal ranges in British Columbia and also around the world from Norwegian fjords to Austrian alps.  Ben also maintains a personal website for trips and tales in the hills, the amusingly named,  For information about any trips or to send Ben an email directly at

Ben near the Sydney Vallance Hut in Jasper National Park.  Photo: P. Nearingburg


For some additional non-mountainous reading feel free to browse through some of Ben's other published work:

Finite element analysis of oxygen transport in microfluidic cell culture devices with varying channel architectures, perfusion rates, and materials

M Zahorodny-Burke, B Nearingburg, AL Elias - Chemical Engineering Science, 2011

Characterization of surface plasmon energy transduction in gold nanoparticle/polymer composites by photo-DSC

B Nearingburg, AL Elias - Thermochimica Acta, 2011

Photopolymerizable sulfonated poly (ethylene glycol) proton exchange membranes for microfluidic and fuel cell applications

B Nearingburg, AL Elias - Journal of Membrane Science, 2012

Materials and Methods for Microfluidic Fuel Cells

B Nearingburg - 2014

Patterning multilayer microfluidic electrochemical devices by maskless laminar flow lithography

B Nearingburg, AL Elias - RSC Advances, 2014