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Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

A native of New Jersey, John moved west when he became a student at Colorado College. After graduating with a B.A. in geology, he took up guiding to fulfill his love of teaching and to share the joy of climbing and the desert. John loves climbing for the places it takes him—so far ten states, three provinces and four continents, though he considers the desert southwest to be his favorite place in the universe.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • Completed AMGA Rock Guide Course (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • AIARE Level 2 (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)
  • WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)