Justin has spent the last seven years working as both a full-time mountain guide and ski patroller. A native of Oregon, he began mountaineering as a teenager, climbing extensively throughout the Cascade Volcanoes of Oregon, Northern California, and Southern Washington. He began his professional mountain guiding career in 2016 leading mountain and ski trips and instructing seminars for Shasta Mountain Guides for five years. Justin also instructed rock climbing courses for the Southern Oregon University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership program, after completing
the program as a student himself. Today Justin resides in Leavenworth, Washington where he ski patrols for Steven’s Pass and has guided
two seasons with Alpine ascents. He has had the opportunity to travel to various other mountain ranges in pursuit of ski mountaineering, including those in the Himalayas, Andes, Eastern Europe, Alaska, Canada and the Tetons. Some of his passions outside of the mountains are whitewater kayaking, cooking something spicy, reading a good book, and watching time-lapses of people building off the grid homes.
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
AMGA Rock Guide Course