Alpinist, rock climber, ice climber, endurance athlete.
After serving in the US Navy as a helicopter rescue swimmer and EMT, competed as an endurance athlete in running, triathlon, and adventure races. Began to focus on climbing in 2004. Concentrated on rock and ice climbing skills for years to be able to complete long and technically challenging alpine ascents. I enjoy the physical and mental challenges that we face in the mountains.
- Selected Alpine Climbs:
- 2014 –
August: Incredible Hulk via Sunspot Dihedral 5.11b, and Positive Vibrations 5.11a.
July: The Chief (Squamish, BC) via Liquid Gold 5.11a
June: Wolf Rock (OR) via Barrad Dur 5.11a
April: Mt. Wake (Ruth Gorge, AK) via Wake Up.
March: Mt. Huntington (AK) via French (NW) Ridge, first winter ascent.2013 –
September: Slesse Mountain (BC) via NE butress with headwall variation
August: Grand Teton via Complete Exum Ridge (car to car in 1 day)
August: Devils Thumb (Stakine Ice Cap, AK) via East Ridge
May: Mooses Tooth (Ruth Gorge, AK) via Ham and Eggs2012 –
September: Mt. Olympus via East Face (2 days)
August: Glacier Peak via Cool Glacier (2 days)
January: Mt. Hood via Elliot Headwall2011 –
September: Liberty Bell Mountain via Liberty Crack
August: Lotus Flower Tower (Cirque of the Unclimbables, NWT) via SE face
- More TBD