Hometown: Kelly, WY
Guiding Since 2010
National Park Service climbing ranger, mountain rescue and helicopter short-haul rescue specialist (Grand Teton and Denali National Parks) for 34 years. Recipient of three Department of the Interior Valor Awards. Climbing for 40 years. Co-authored A Climbers’ Guide to the Teton Range with Leigh Ortenburger. Numerous first ascents and first winter ascents in the Teton Range including the first winter ascents of the Direct Sough Buttress on Mt. Moran, the Northwest Chimney on the Grand Teton, and the Grand Traverse. Ski descent of the Grand Teton in 2007. Extensive climbing experience in the western US including Yosemite, Alaska, and the southwest desert. Climbs include ascents of nine routes on El Capitan, an early alpine-style climb of the Cassin Ridge (1979), and many sandstone towers. Participated in six Himalayan expeditions including two to Mt. Everest (1983, 1987), the first ascent of the North Face of Cholatse (1984), and an ascent of the southwest ridge of Ama Dablam (2010). Instructor at the Khumbu Climbing Center in Nepal in 2009 and 2012. Ski patrolman at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for 10 years.