I've been enjoying the outdoors my entire life.
I taught myself how to backpack on The Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota, on shore of the greatest lake in the world.
I've been bike riding forever. I've been involved in the vibrant cycling scene here in Minneapolis. From Alley Cat races to 100 mile gravel rider to chill community booze cruises, this city has it all!
I started rock and ice climbing when I was 36. A late bloomer for sure. Since 2015 I have been on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Climbers Association. I've organized my very own ice climbing festival to benefit the areas ice climbing park since 2013. Follow the links on the bottom of the page! http://www.northcountryjournal.net/locations
Over Memorial Day Weekend 2018, me and my crew summited mount Rainer (via Emmons Glacier).
I was recently nominated to be a "Guide" (aka store ambassador) for Fjallraven (Minneapolis/St. Paul has three retail stores). I am looking forward to this!