Born and raised in Edmonds, WA, Jacob’s father gave him his first ice axe at age nine. He’s been climbing in the Cascades ever since, getting to know the character of the range in all seasons. Jacob’s pursuit of climbing has taken him all across the western United States, and to Canada and Mexico. Jacob is certified in AIARE 1 and is a Wilderness First Responder. Always willing to share the outdoors with newcomers, he is excited to be a part of the Mountain Madness team.