Jake grew up in Ohio where he has fond memories of running, playing soccer, and shredding all 264 vertical feet at the local ski resort. After college he moved to Seattle where he fell in love with the Cascades and found a passion for instructing in the outdoors. Jake believes that being in the mountains should be fun, and he strives for that on every trip, professional or private. In the winter you can find Jake ski patrolling and chasing powder at Stevens Pass in Washington.
Take 5 with the Guide
Good Will Hunting
Dream rope team / climbing partner for your dream climb?
I want Beth Rodden to drag my butt up the Nose of El Cap
If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week
When you’re not guiding?
I’m skiing, running, traveling, or listening to music, comedy, or NPR..
Mt. Rainier (DC, Emmons, Kautz)
Mt. Baker (Coleman-Deming, North Ridge, Easton)
Mt. Shuksan (Fisher Chimneys, White Salmon Ski Descent)
Denali (West Buttress)
Adams (SW chutes ski descent)
WFR / CPR
AIARE Avalanche Level 2
Leave No Trace Trainer
I can’t say enough about how professional and organized Alpine Ascents and their staff operate. From the moment we showed up at your Talkeetna office I could tell that Alpine Ascents was top notch.