Jack has guided backcountry trips around the world for over a decade. He has traveled over 20,000 miles by bike, sea kayak, foot, raft, and skis, become the youngest person to solo Denali and has put up first ascents on 6,000 meter peaks in the Himalayas. In 2016 his solo ascent of Bhandar Lek was listed as one of 20 most significant global ascents of the year by the Piloet d’Or. He keeps trying to find that balance between roots and wings, and so, for the time being, calls Seattle home.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
The Life of Pablo– Kanye West
Ice Cream Cake
Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
Annapurna with Winnie the Pooh
In another life, I’d…
be Bon Iver
Denali West Buttress and West Rib
Mt. Rainier, 4 routes
North Ridge Mt. Baker
Lost Marsupial & Middle Troll, Pika Glacier, AK
Winter solo first ascent of Bhandar Lek North-northeast spur, ca 2,000m, 5.7 M3 65° Snow
Mt. Wilson Inti-Watana to Resolution Arete (5.10+, 22 pitches ) Rope Solo.
El Cap The Nose 5.8 C1 Grade V
Triple Couloirs, Dragontail WI3 M3 Steep Snow R, 2500ft Grade IV
Wilderness First Responder / CPR
AIARE Avalanche Pro 1
Leave No Trace Master Educator
AMGA Advanced Rock Guide Course
WRI Swiftwater Rescue Tech