Born in the Province of New Brunswick, shortly after, the family moved across the boarder to Madawaska, Maine. He grew up ski racing in Eastern Canada and that’s what brought on his obsession for the mountains 365 days a year. Mike received his IFMGA Mountain Guide License in 2014 becoming the 96th American to receive their pin. His passion for guiding translates to his personal endeavors in steep skiing and alpine climbing. Mike lives full time in Aosta, Italy with his wife Elena.
I enjoyed it immensely. I came back equal parts exhausted and elated, which is pretty much a perfect result for an adventure of this sort. Everybody in the group summited on the same day. Our team’s interpersonal chemistry was especially warm and supportive, even though we had not climbed together before