From the Canadian Rockies to the Himalya, Jesse’s appetite for alpine climbing has taken him all over the world. Whether he’s in his own backyard of the Colorado Rockies or on a journey somewhere in the middle of the Andes, he continues to explore distant cultures, challenging himself and discovering the blessings of the mountains.
Jesse is originally from Boulder, Colorado, but started technical climbing in the steep, glaciated terrain of the Pacific Northwest, where he was formally trained in crevasse rescue, alpine climbing, and technical rock. Jesse was later employed by Olympic College in Washington to teach and instruct the crevasse rescue course on the Nisqually Glacier at Mt Rainier National park. Jesse has summited Cerro Aconcagua and Mt. Rainier via a variety of routes, but he always finds himself back on the clean white granite of the Bugaboo spires in British Columbia. Whether he’s on an international expedition or cragging on the local ice falls of East Vail, Jesse, one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, is perfectly content sharing the joys and challenges with all willing to join him. Jesse is:
- Wilderness First Responder
- CPR and First Aid
- AMGA Rock Guide Course (2015)
- AMGA Advanced Rock Guide Course (2017)
- Member of the AMGA