Climbing & Skiing CV

Skimo Racing

  • Competed at the 2019 ISMF World Championships as a member of the Canadian National Team;
  • A national-level competitor, consistently placing in the top ten;
  • Numerous first place finishes in the 40-49 Masters category;
  • Completed the Wapta Traverse (~40km and ~2,000m of gain) in 7h54m.
  • In 2014, I started studying endurance training under Scott Johnston.

Alpine Climbing

I climbed almost full-time between 1999 and 2006. That resulted in several first ascents and speed records. I was sponsored by Black Diamond, SCARPA, Grivel, Metolius, Clif Bar, and Adidas Eyewear.

DTCB V M7R, 700m Mt. Andromeda, Canada 1st ascent, 18h
The Japanese Route V Mt. Alberta, Canada 1st winter ascent
Striving for the Moon VI WI6, 1600m Mt. Temple, Canada 2nd ascent, 36h
The Rooster Comb AK5 A2 WI6, 1030m Ruth Gorge, Alaska 3rd ascent, 24h
Shaken, Not Stirred AK3 WI4+ Moose’s Tooth, Alaska 5h45m
Ham & Eggs AK3 WI4 Moose’s Tooth, Alaska 4h30m
Great Western V M7 WI5R, 2000m Mt. Stephen, Canada 1st ascent
Howse of Cards VI M7- WI6X, 1100m Howse Peak, Canada 1st ascent
Spinstone V M7R, 400m Bugaboos, Canada 1st ascent

Rock Climbing

After alpine climbing, I focused on sport climbing between 2006 and 2011. I redpointed 13c and flashed 12c.

Evil Cheese Wiener 12a onsight Ten Sleep, WY
Le Bleu du Ciel 12b onsight Acephale, AB
Spicy Elephant 12b flash Atlantis, AB
Bass Ackwards 12a onsight The Hideaway, AB
Acid Test 12a onsight Skaha, BC
Army Ants 13c redpoint Acephale, AB
Illy Down 12b flash Acephale, AB
The Silver Rocket 13a redpoint Prairie Creek, AB
Shep’s Diner 13a redpoint Grotto Canyon, AB
Naissance de la Femme 13b redpoint Acephale, AB
Nemo 12d redpoint Acephale, AB
Jason Lives 13a redpoint Lake Louise, AB
Shooting Star 12d redpoint Planet X, AB
39 Steps 12d redpoint Acephale, AB