Daniel Birdwell grew up and first learned to climb in the Pamir of Central Asia. In Asia he developed a passion for exploration, wondering what it would be like to see those lofty colors and peaks firsthand. Now he lives in the Vail Valley, climbing and exploring our local crags. Long routes in tall mountains are his happy place, where he loves the fresh air and alpine vistas. He loves sharing his passion for exploration with others, pointing out the beauty of the world’s mountainous places and teaching the skills of adventuring safely in the high country.
When not scaling rock, Daniel can be found playing guitar; he loves hiking and running with his wife. Daniel enjoys eating Thai food any time he can.