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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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

6-Day Course in Boston Basin

Boston Basin is one of my favorite places in the North Cascades. It offers stunning scenery from every vantage point and a wide variety of alpine climbing adventure. Though these two gentlemen from Cleveland did not have a 1-hour TV special showcasing their decision, they decided to 'take their talents' to Washington for an alpine mountaineering course.

The three of us were
blessed with 6 days of glorious weather where we trained in climbing skills from leave-no-trace camping to crevasse rescue. With our small group and great weather we were able to take on two objectives, Boston Basin's Sharkfin Tower and Mount Sahale.

We got tons of climbing, adventure, and laughs in in six days and I can't wait to hear about these guys adventures as they apply their new skills in the mountains.

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