Native to Oregon, Justin has been an avid mountaineer for over 10 years and got his start in the Central Oregon Cascades. He has spent 6 years guiding, primarily on Mount Shasta for Shasta Mountain Guides. In the winter he works for the Mt. Shasta Ski Park, where he is the Director of Ski Patrol. He enjoys traveling internationally and typically does so with a pair of skis in tow. Some noteworthy destinations that he has skied include the Himalayas in Nepal, Argentina, Chile, and Eastern Europe. Justin has a degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership from Southern Oregon University and returned to instruct rock climbing and other courses for the program. When he isn’t on the snow or rock, he also enjoys whitewater kayaking. Being left handed, he does not fail to notice another lefty!
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Most beloved book?
The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama
Dream rope team for your dream climb?
K2 with Adam Frost and Caleb Merrill
When you’re not guiding?
In another life, I’d…
probably would have ended up as a cowboy and or a glacier researcher.
Ski Descent (Solo) from Summit of Mera Peak, Nepal
Ski Descent of Mt Rainier via the Kautz Glacier
Ski Descent of Cerro Tronador, Argentina
Various First Ski Descents within Castle Crags State Park, CA
65+ Ascents of Mt Shasta via seven different routes, various ski descents including the Konwakiton and Bolam Glaciers and the Trinity Chutes
Royal Arches link up to the South Face of North Dome, Yosemite
West Ridge of Mt Stuart and West Ridge of Prusik Peak, WA
All of the Oregon Cascade Volcanoes
Pro 1 Avalanche
Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Technical Rope Rescue