Date of Birth:
July 14, 1974
Salt Lake City, Utah
What is your primary means of adventure, AKA what gets you most psyched?
Ski Mountaineering. Biking and running in the summer.
Invent your dream adventure by combining five places, disciplines, pitches, peaks, environments, etc. and stacking them together into a combination. Why did you pick each part?
That’s nearly beyond my imagination. A bike touring trip on dirt trails to visit glaciers, which lead to 7,000 meter peaks, icy gullies, and glorious steep stable couloirs. I gravitate towards adventures involving movement through the mountains quickly, with minimum effort, covering maximum distance. I can remember a few adventures including picks and ‘pons, ropes, climbing rubber, bikes, running shoes, and skis – all in the same adventure. The terrain and peaks in Pakistan, China, and India are alluring and scary. Maybe one day.
Describe 5 climbs, trips, or moments that have defined you as a mountain athlete:
- Getting avalanched and almost killed.
- Speed record on Grand Teton
- Racing in 4 day stage race on World Cup Skimo circuit (Pierra Menta in France) – those Euros were going really fast!
- Summiting and skiing off Denali with my brother
- Having kids
Describe your most memorable night in the mountains:
Sharing a sleeping bag with my brother (not the Denali brother) while traversing a mountain range, trying to cover ourselves with a space blanket.
What has scared or intimidated you as a mountain athlete?
Avalanches. I’m always looking over my shoulder.
It meant a lot to me when I climbed and skied:
- Buck Mountain
- Grand Teton
- Almost all of the 11k Central Wasatch Peaks in a day
- Mt. Baker via North Ridge
What would your adventure partners be most surprised to learn about you from before the time when they met you?
Before I was a skier I was a farmer.
What are your top 5 all‐time favorite pieces of CAMP equipment?
- X600 – it was light before light was mainstream; and it has the Xpress ski carry system. The perfect pack for ski adventures.
- CAMP XLC Nanotech Crampons – light and durable. Soloed the Grand Teton using them –probably not advisable. Little weight penalty, big utility.
- Speed Helmet – saved my life, no exaggeration
- Flash Anorak – it goes in without taking your pack off!
- Crest Shovel – but if you show up to a ski tour with it, I will trade you
Why are you a CAMP athlete?
Light and Fast baby, Light and Fast.
It meant a lot to me when I climbed:
And skied down the Grand Teton in 5 hrs and 17 minutes with Andy and Jason Dorais.
The adventure, route or race I had to train the hardest for was:
The adventure, route or race that wrecked me the most was:
Uintas Traverse in 38 hours, and then driving 4 hours to barely make it to a wedding.
I most want an all‐expenses‐paid trip to:
My short list of climbing or adventure goals this year:
- Grow the skimo scene in SLC, including a juniors team
- A wild unimaginable traverse (it’s a secret, but if I make it, I’ll let you know)