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I grew up in the Boston area and lived there until my junior year in high school when I attended the Mountain School, a semester program run by Milton Academy in Vershire, VT. I then attended Colby College in Waterville, ME. During my time at Colby I studied anthropology, spent a semester in Northeast India, and became fluent in Nepali. Before I became a guide I earned my black belt in kenpo karate and taught karate for 6 years. I began guiding in college on the rocky coast of ME with Acadia Mountain Guides and on ice at the International Mountain Climbing School in NH. After graduating I took to the highway and drove from ME to WA for the big mountains and glaciers. I spend my winters in lovely Ouray, CO guiding in the famous ice park. I am currently working towards becoming a certified guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. I live, work and play in the hills and on the rocks. On the rocks both literally and, well, with ice.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ouray 911

This winter has been fantastic so far! My first season in Ouray has been full of terrific climbing, a wonderful local community, and stunning views of the San Juans. Working for Clint Cook at San Jaun Mountain Guides and doing rope accessed snow removal in Telluride has provided interesting and satisfying work that leaves plenty of time to climb.

I just finished a Wilderness upgrade for medial professionals with NOLS' Wilderness Medicine Institute. This course really dialed my medical skills even more and will allow me to keep my Wilderness EMT-B certification for another two years. Like my beacon, probe, and shovel, I hope I won't need it!

Climbing continues here through March so hit me up if you want to come check out the legendary Ouray Ice Park!


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