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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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Wow, what a month. Zack and I managed to knock off a few ultra classic climbs in Yosemite. I think for this one I'll let the photos do the talking:

Stay tuned for updates from the sandstone big walls of Zion!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Call it a rock climbing binge, mountain guide therapy, or vacation, the month of october is a rock climbing extravaganza. It started in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison near Crawford, CO. My partners and I climbed around 24 pitches in two days of adventurous rock climbing with incredible views up and down canyon.

This was my Rock Guide Aspirant Exam, so Jayson (owner of Crested Butte Mountain Guides) and I swapped guiding up challenging complicated terrain under the watchful eye of our Examiner (and incredible guide/climber/human being) Angela. We both passed and Jayson is on his way to Red Rocks, NV for the final exam. Good luck!

I on the other hand met up with my longtime friend Zack and we leave for a month long climbing binge in Yosemite!