Ben started climbing and backcountry skiing during an Outward Bound course when he was 15. Growing up in the Midwest, this trip inspired him to pursue a life climbing in the mountains. He studied Wilderness Leadership and Natural History at Prescott College and now works as a full-time mountain guide. Ben has guided in Alaska, Canada, Washington, Colorado, California, and all over the southwestern states. He is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, Single Pitch Instructor Course Director, has taken all of the AMGA Alpine courses, and even a Ski Guide course. Ben is a LNT trainer and has AIARE Level II training. He recently relocated permanently to the Sierra Eastside where he can climb, ski, and ride his bike in mountain paradise! Ben is an extremely friendly, enjoyable, and competent guide with whom you will feel privileged to go to the mountains and cliffs with.