Pete has climbed in the Himalaya, Andes, Alaska Range, Cascades and the Rockies since 1997 and enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge with other climbers around the world. He calls Colorado Springs his home, where he owns Pikes Peak Alpine School and enjoys alpine rock, multi-pitch ice and high alpine mountaineering. For Pete, the life of climbing fosters lasting friendships like no other. “It’s the best way to come away from a day with a sense of accomplishment.”
Take 5 with the Guide
Most beloved book?
The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
ice cream, the whole container
Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
Heinrich Harrer for the Eiger North Face
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
Follow the passion. Climb what interests you, not what gets noticed.
Denali, Muldrow Traverse, two man unsupported
Muztagh Ata, Chinese Pamirs, with splitboard descent
Mount Rainier, six different routes including Liberty Ridge in a day
Manaslu, Nepal Himalaya
Mount Shuksan, North Face Traverse, Washington
Eldorado, West Arete
Talisman & Bird Brain Boulevard, Ouray Colorado
Mt Huntington, AK, Harvard Route & Colton-Leach
Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
Avalanche Level III
Leave No Trace Trainer
IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor