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James Kan

A true Seat­tle local, James has been play­ing in the North Cas­cades since he was a child. As a young adult he fished com­mer­cial­ly in Alas­ka and spent his off time in Ger­many where he found his love for climb­ing rocks. James has climbed in Mex­i­co, Por­tu­gal, Thai­land, Cana­da, Spain, Ger­many, and all over the West Coast. Guid­ing for Moun­tain Mad­ness has also reignit­ed his love for big­ger moun­tains and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore in the Cas­cades again. He spends his win­ters in the front and back coun­try on a snow­board, which he has been enjoy­ing for over 25 years. James’ oth­er pas­sions in life when not climb­ing or snow­board­ing include moun­tain bik­ing and cook­ing. His pas­sion and expe­ri­ence in food has been well received and reviewed in the back­coun­try. James is cur­rent­ly an AMGA Appren­tice Rock and Alpine Guide. He plans to fur­ther his edu­ca­tion with the AMGA.