I’ve been active and into sports my entire life, but it was when I moved to Whistler B.C. at the age of 18, that I was reborn as a mountain athlete. I quickly became passionate about steep powder skiing, and exploring the granite cracks of the Squamish Chief, and soon thereafter dedicated my life to it. Eventually, I moved to the Golden B.C. , a small mountain town on the western edge of the Canadian Rockies where I honed my skills, and planned many adventures in far-away lands. 26 years later, I’m equally comfortable on huge limestone walls in both summer and winter, remote granite spires, frozen waterfalls, multi-pitch mixed routes, gnarly descents, or just clipping bolts at the local sport-climbing crag, and still love it all!
I’m especially fond of climbing new routes, and exploring new places. In the past few years, I’ve traveled a fair bit for winter climbing, and have made two trips to Scotland (best mixed climbing!), one to northern Norway, and most recently to Newfoundland.
I now make my life in Calgary, where I work as a cabinet maker, and raise a 6 year old
daughter. I’m still in constant pursuit of mountain culture, climbing of all types, make regular commutes to the mountains which are fortunately not far away.
Some of the most memorable adventures on my CV include:
-First ascent on the North Face of Mt. Alberta, 5.11, M6, WI3 (only ascent of this face in one day)
-Second ascent of the North Pillar of the North Twin 5.11 A1 AI3 1500m
-2 ascents of The Emperor Face Mt. Robson including FA of Kruk Walsh M7, and second
ascent of Infinite Patience M5 WI5 2200m
-FFA of the the Wild Thing, Mt. Chephren M7 WI5 1500m
-FA of Dirty Love, Mt. Wilson, M7 1600m
-FA of Man Yoga M8 200m at the Stanley Headwall
-FA of Sendero Norte, 12+ 14 pitches, Snowpatch Spire
-FA of Minotaur, 12- 16 pitches, Snopatch Spire
-FFA of Spicy Red Beans and Rice, 12- 900m, North Howser Tower
3 big FA’s on Mt. Asgard, with the most impressive being the 1200 m North west Buttress
-FA of the Canadian route on Cerro Fitz Roy, 5.11, C1
-solo FA of Como No on Abuja Rafael, 5.11c 500m
-FA of Fingerlicious on Aguja Quatro Dedos 5.11+ 600m
Repeats of: Ragni route – Cerro Torre; Titanic – Torre Egger; Exocet – Cerro Standhart;
Festerville – Cerro Standhart, North Pillar – Fitz Roy; and many more…
FA of Choktoi Spire, 5900 m, 5.9 WI3, A2, Choktoi Glacier, Karakoram range