Pat cut his teeth on the steep sandstone and icy slopes of West Virginia. After leaving his career as a Fireman/Medic on the East Coast, he packed whatever fit into his Jeep and drove West looking for bigger mountains. He explored the Rockies and Wasatch, then landed in Yosemite. He spent close to a decade in the Sierra hunting down splitter cracks and chalky couloirs. Patrick began his guiding career with Alpenglow Expeditions and Lovers Leap Guides skiing around Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra and rock climbing at Lovers Leap. He further honed his craft in the Andes and Alps, and is looking forward to putting down roots in the Cascades. You can find him soaking up the Central WA sunshine with his wife and two boys.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Stankonia – Outkast
If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week?
In another life, I’d…
live in a shack in the Andes and befriend guanacos
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
If it’s always sunshine and rainbows, you’re doing it wrong.
The Nose, El Cap, Yosemite Valley, CA
RNWF, Half Dome in a day, Yosemite Valley, CA
Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse, High Sierra, CA
Guiffra-Monaci, Chamonix, FR
Multiple routes, Grand Teton, WY
Volcan Villarrica ski descent, Araucania, Chile
Volcan Llaima ski descent, Conguillo NP, Chile
E Face, Middle Palisade ski descent, High Sierra, CA
N Couloir, Red Slate ski descent, High Sierra, CA
Fuhrer Finger, Mt Rainier ski descent
Wilderness First Responder / CPR
AIARE Pro 2
AIARE Course Instructor
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
AMGA Rock Guide Course
AMGA Ski Guide Course
AMGA Alpine Skills Course