Joseph began cutting his teeth on rock routes in the Southern Appalachians during his younger years. Later, he moved to the Rockies, where training in the alpine became an integral part of his life. His dedication to the mountain craft awarded him a proficiency in many different styles of climbing including traditional, alpine, ice and mixed. His fondness and contagious devotion to ski mountaineering does not go unnoticed among his partners and guests. Joseph splits time between Salt Lake City and Chamonix most years. When he’s not playing in his backyard, his passions lead him to Alaska, Canada, South America, and the Himalaya in pursuit of shared climbing and ski objectives. Joseph is an IFMGA Mountain Guide.