The first thing you notice about Ian is his never-ending stoke to be sharing the mountains with people, whether on rock, on glaciers or on skis. His passion to be out in the mountains has been known to spur people to greater heights. Ian is an internationally licensed Alpine, Rock, and Ski mountain guide (IFMGA/UIAGM). Ian’s experience stems in part from having established over a half-dozen first ascents in his home range of the Cascades, as well as opening new routes in farther-off regions such as the Waddington Range, Patagonia and the Alaska Range. Ian has also authored a local climbing guidebook entitled SuperTopo: Washington Pass Climbing and is a writer for OutdoorGearLab and Climbing Magazine. Ian is AIARE Level III certified, a Wilderness First Responder and is an AIARE Level 1 and Level 2 Course Leader, and a LNT Trainer.