Evan has been around the globe climbing, instructing and leading expeditions since 2009. Originally from southern New Hampshire Evan was a collegiate athlete and political science student at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA. He now calls Teton Valley, Idaho home and is currently training and completing the exams required for his certification as an American Mountain Guide.
Evan’s outdoor career began at the National Outdoor Leadership School, where he was a senior faculty member and program supervisor. After leaving full time work there, he instructed field safety courses and guided science groups for the United States Antarctic Program. He now spends his winters ski-guiding in the Tetons and splits the remainder of the year guiding rock and alpine climbing in Wyoming, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Evan is known for his friendly and calm demeanor, eagerness for teaching in big wilderness and his adeptness at manual labor. He also doesn’t mind a few tent bound days here and there.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition…
Dark Side of the Moon
What was your first mountain? When did you climb it? Who were you with?
That I can remember: With my father on Mt. Monadnack, Jaffrey, NH in 1990?
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers
Let go of your desire to succeed and you fill find success
In another life I’d…
Be a monk.
When you’re not guiding?
I wake up to no alarm and enjoy 4 cups of coffee
Normal Route, Aconcagua, Argentina
West Buttress, Denali, AK
Ham and Eggs, Moose’s Tooth, AK
SW Ridge, Peak 11,300, AK
Many of various routes on Mts. Baker, Rainier, Shuksan
50+ guided ascents of the Grand Teton, various routes including the Cathedral Traverse, Complete Exum, Petzoldt Ridges
Numerous ice climbs up to WI 4 and Grade IV in length, Cody, WY
Numerous rock climbs up to 5.10+ and Grade IV in length in Red Rock, Wind River Range, Tetons
Several 20+ day traverses, Chugach, AK
Fitz Roy, Patagonia
Mt. Huntington, AK Range
Mt. Waddington, Coast Range, BC
North Howser Tower, Bugaboos, BC
Mt. Aspiring, Southern Alps, NZ
Pickets Range Ski Traverse, NCNP, WA
Bugaboos to Roger’s Pass Ski Traverse, Southern Columbia and Purcell Mtns, BC
Many big wall ascents in Yosemite, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Zion National Parks
Alpine routes up to 5.12 and Grade V in length, Central and North Cascades
IFMGA Certified Guide
Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Leave No Trace Master Educator
Avalanche Level III
I enjoyed everything about the expedition except for the weather conditions. They demonstrated tremendous leadership and decision making skills. I thought they were outstanding in every way and was very confident in placing my life in their hands.