Matthew grew up in Chicago and spent every summer in the mountains of Colorado and Washington. After graduating from Indiana State University with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, Matthew moved west to pursue his career as a mountain guide. Matthew spends his winter as a member of the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol in Washington.
Pico de Orizaba, solo climb
Putha Hiunchuli, Nepal
Mt Rainier – DC, Kautz, Emmons
Mt Baker – Easton, Coleman-Deming
Mt Shuksan – Fisher Chimneys
Mt Adams – South Spur, Stormy Monday Couloir
Mt Hood – Hogsback, Leuthold Couloir
Alpine Routes in the North Cascades and California
33 Colorado 14’ers
Certified Athletic Trainer
Avalanche Level 1
Leave No Trace Trainer
PSIA Alpine Level 1
AMGA Alpine Skills Course
I also wanted to say that Kirah and Brien are wonderful, professional guides. They gave me great encouragement to keep me going, I had to descend on an Brand X rope, and the difference in guide quality was unbelievable; Alpine Ascents clearly has the best guides in the business.