Since discovering a passion for climbing while getting his Bachelor’s degree in Geology at Colorado College, John has spent time traveling and climbing across parts of Africa, the Andes, Southeast Asia, Canada, the Rockies, and the Cascades. When not in Washington, John calls Moab, Utah his home and can be found exploring its canyons and desert towers.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Ride the Lightning – Metallica
2001 – A Space Odyssey
Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
Stuart Robertson for the Rupal Face
Karaoke. On second thought, I feel no guilt about this.
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
“There are no bad conditions, only weakness.” – 10 year old girl next to me at the climbing gym
Mt. Rainier via DC, Emmons, Kautz
Zodiac, El Capitan
Mt. Proboscis and Lotus Flower Tower, Cirque of the Unclimbables
The Grand Traverse, Tetons
AIARE Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Excellent expedition! From start to finish, once again AAI had all the logistics and provisions well thought through and executed very well. Joe at the Talkeetna hanger was on top of every detail and handled it very well. All of the guides were ready and willing to make it happen—and that they did. Couldn’t be […]