Patrick grew up in the suburbs of Silicon Valley and began venturing into the mountains during his college years at UC Santa Cruz. Casual weekend backpacking trips laid the groundwork for what would become a full-fledged passion for mountain climbing. After earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in 2012, Patrick began his guiding career on Mt Shasta in northern California. Here, surrounded by devoted climbers and skiers, he honed his skills for recreating and guiding in the alpine environment. He eventually moved on to work on bigger glaciated peaks like Mt Rainier and Denali.
Over the last ten years, Patrick has climbed and skied in several venues throughout the Sierra Nevada, Cascades, British Columbia, Patagonia, Alaska, and the Himalayas. Patrick splits his year working as a professional ski patroller, mountain guide, ski guide, and wilderness medicine instructor. He is currently pursuing a Master of Health Science Physician Assistant degree and his AMGA Ski Guide certification.
Guide For:8 Day Alaska Mountaineering Course
50+ ascents of Mount Shasta via six routes
Liberty Ridge, DC, Emmons, Kautz, Â Mt Rainier
Reid Glacier Headwall, Mt Hood
West Buttress, Denali, Alaska
Whillans-Cochrane, Poincenot, Patagonia
Northeast Ridge, Bugaboo Spire, British Columbia
Northwest Ridge, Mount Sir Donald, British Columbia
Southwest Ridge, Ama Dablam, Nepal
North Ridge, Forbidden Peak, North Cascades
Emergency Medical Technician
AIARE Pro II & Course Instructor
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Assistant Ski Guide
Course was phenomenally organized and executed. I felt that the lectures, experience, and hands on coaching made me a better, smarter, and safer climber. The 8 day course builds a phenomenal foundation for those beginning their alpine careers.