Date of Birth:
July 29, 1985
What is your primary means of adventure, AKA what gets you most psyched?
I find inspiration from the mental challenge of a dicey alpine lead, speed climbing big walls, the unknown, covering technical ground on skis in the mountains, or striving for goals that I’m not sure are doable for me.
Describe 5 climbs, trips, or moments that have defined you as a mountain athlete:
- Denali Diamond, Denali National Park, Alaska
- NE Buttress, Howse Peak, Canadian Rockies
- Linkup of the Nose, El Capitan & Regular NW Face, Half Dome valley to valley in a day
Describe your most memorable night in the mountains:
Lots of memorable nights, but I’ll go with an unplanned night on the NE Buttress, Howse Peak, Canadian Rockies with Jewell Lund. One of my most memorable climbs to date. Route finding in the dark was too difficult and rock quality was so terrible that we were able to chop a bench in the rock so we could sit down. There was a beautiful lightning storm lighting up the Eastern sky and Jewell had carried a ½ nalgene of whiskey to celebrate my birthday, we were out of food, but we had the whiskey to keep us warm and make our chopped bench seem rather comfortable.
What has scared or intimidated you as a mountain athlete?
Falling. Falling. falling!
What would your adventure partners be most surprised to learn about you from before the time when they met you?
spent two months exploring the length of California with a greyhound bus ticket when I was 17, solo.
What are your top 5 all-time favorite pieces of CAMP equipment?
- X Dream Ice Tools
- Blade Runner Crampons
- Photon Wire Express Dyneema Quickdraws
- MACH Express Dyneema Quickdraw
- Race 290 Crampon
Why are you a CAMP athlete?
CAMP’s philosophy of fast and light suits me perfectly.
It meant a lot to me when I climbed:
- My first wall solo, Mescalito, El Capitan
- Polarchrome, Mount Huntington, Alaska Range
- Soloing the Nose, El Capitan in a touch over 24 hours
The adventure, route or race I had to train the hardest for was:
High Cascade 100 mile Mountain Bike Race
The adventure, route or race that wrecked me the most was:
Doing too many barbell thrusters in the Front Yard, I was wrecked!
My short list of climbing or adventure goals this year:
Enter the 35th chamber of Shaolin, WU!