Tino is a northwest native and calls the Cascade Mountain Range home. As an internationally certified IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide, he regularly splits time between South America, Asia, Europe, Alaska and Washington — climbing, skiing and leading high altitude expeditions worldwide. Tino enjoys all facets of climbing and is equally proficient on rock, snow, ice or skis, having accomplished first climbing ascents and ski descents in the Cascades, Alaska and the Himalaya. Aside from working as a Mountain Guide for over a decade, Tino has worked as a heli-ski guide, snow safety expert, professional ski patroller and is an Athlete/Ambassador for Helly Hansen. Tino holds a degree in Human Physiology. He is a Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Level 3 Avalanche certified, and an AIARE Level 1 and 2 Course Leader. He has been a recipient of the American Alpine Club’s Cutting Edge Award, the Mugs Stump Award and the Copp-Dash Inspire Award climbing grants.