AMGA Rock Certified Guide
Ian has been exploring the world of climbing for the past 15 years. Though he has been working as a guide for 10 years, his teaching career truly began a few years earlier as he taught his friends to be his climbing partners. Loving all disciplines of climbing, his achievements span from 5.12 sport routes in West Virginia and Thailand to long rock routes in Yosemite such as Astroman (5.11c) and The Shield with Freeblast (VI 5.11 A3); from M9 trad routes in the Adirondacks to alpine routes such as the North Face of Ranrapalca in Peru and an attempt on the South Ridge of Pumori (23,500’) in Nepal. His drive for his personal climbing goals fuels his passion for sharing these experiences with others as their guide. Ian is currently supplementing all of this adventure by attending nursing school in Bozeman, Montana.