Mountaineering Experience

I’m sometimes asked by expedition companies or mountaineering clubs for something akin to a climbing resume, and thought I would try and capture the broad strokes of my mountaineering experience here.  I’ll come back and update it from time to time as I continue to accumulate new experience.

Instructional Courses

Alpine Climbing
  • Basic Mountaineering: Höhenfieber @ Wallis region, Swiss Alps (10 days)
  • Advanced Mountaineering: Adventure Consultants @ Mont Blanc Massif (8 days)
Ice Climbing
  • Lee Vining, CA (3 days)
  • Hemsedal, Norway (2 days)

Alpine Climbing Experience

European Alps
  • Numerous hikes, glacier traverses and mountain ascents in Swiss, Austrian, French & Italian Alps
  • Mix of commercially guided and self-led ascents
  • Notable climbs:
    • Matterhorn: Hörnligrat NW ridge (AD) (2011)
    • Dent du Geant: SW face (III/AD) (2012)
    • Nadelhorn: Windgrat ridge (PD) (2003)
    • Lagginhorn: N ridge (III/AD) (2003)
    • Aiguille d’Entrèves: SW ridge (IV) (2012)
    • Aiguille Marbrées: NE face (F+/PD-) (2012)
Himalayas
  • Larkya Peak: Normal route (Grade III/PD), 6,249m (2016)
Andes
  • Guided ascents up multiple peaks
  • Ecuador (2004)
    • Iliniza Norte: Normal route (Grade I/F, Class 3), 5,126m
    • Cotopaxi: Normal route (Grade II/PD), 5,897m
  • Peru – Cordillera Blanca (2012)
    • Ishinca: Normal route (F), 5,530m
    • Pisco Oeste: SW ridge (PD+), 5,752m
  • Peru – Cordillera Vilcanota (2013)
    • Nevado Jampa: 5,500m
    • Nevado Ausangate: SW ridge, 6,384m (unsuccessful attempt)
Patagonia
  • Southern Patagonian Ice Cap (Campo de Hielo Sur): 10-day partial traverse (2006)
Alaska Range
  • Denali: West Buttress (Grade II), 6,194m/20,320ft (2015)
Cascades
  • Mt Shasta: Avalanche Gulch (Grade I), 4,322m (2009 & 2015)
  • Mt Rainier: Kautz Glacier (Grade II/III), 4,392m (planned 2015)
Sierra Nevada
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park
    • Mt Whitney: Mountaineer’s Route (Grade III), 4,421m/14,505ft (unsuccessful winter attempt in 2016)
  • Yosemite National Park
    • Yosemite Valley: Manure Pile Buttress, After Six (5.7) (2015)
    • Tuolumne Meadows/Tioga Pass: Tenaya Peak, NW Buttress (5.5, 1,500ft) (2016)

Ice Climbing Experience

  • Lee Vining Canyon, Eastern Sierra Nevada, California, USA (WI2-4)
  • Golsjuvet, Hemsedal, Norway (WI4)
  • Chèré Couloir, N Face, Mont Blanc du Tacul, France (II/D+, 350m, 80deg)

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