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Mountain Climber and Guide

  • 253 Ascents of Mt. Rainier, Washington (14,410’)
  • 15 Expeditions to Kilimanjaro (19,340’)
  • 8 Expeditions to the Ecuador Volcanoes: Chimborazo (20,703’) and Cotopoxi (19,348’)
  • 4 Expeditions to Bolivia: Huayana Postosi (19,870’) and Illimani (21,201’)
  • 9 Expeditions to the Mexican Volcanoes: Pico de Orizaba (18,701’), Ixtaccihuatl (17,340′)
  • 3 Expeditions to Mt. Vinson, Antarctica (16,067’)
  • 8 Expeditions to Aconcagua, Argentina (22,841’)
  • 2 Expeditions to Mt. McKinley, Alaska (20,320’)
  • 4 Expeditions to Mt. Elbrus, Russia (18,481’)
  • 4 Expeditions to Mt. Everest (29,035’)
  • Certified Alpine Guide, American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)

Businesses Owned and Operated

  • RMI Expeditions (Rainier Mountaineering Inc.)
  • Whittaker Mountaineering
  • BaseCamp Bar and Grill
  • BaseCamp Cottages
  • Rainier BaseCamp
  • Bight Gear

On-Mountain Camera Personality and Producer

  • 2014: On-camera host for Men’s Health/Red Bull Kilimanjaro Climb
  • 2009 – Present: Appeared in and produced over 170 YouTube segments for Eddie Bauer/First Ascent, Backpacker Magazine, Whittaker Mountaineering and Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
  • 2005: Produced/hosted 60 minute video “Alpine Mountaineering on Mt. Rainier, Basic Techniques,” distributed by Alpen Books and sold through REI
  • 2003: Host/on-mountain commentator on location at Mt. Everest for live broadcast of Outdoor Life Network, “Everest: Global Extreme” series
  • 2001: Host for Resort Sports Network weekly show, “Banff Mountain Film Festival”
  • 1999 – 2002: Hosted Emmy Award-winning PBS series “Trailside, Make Your Own Adventure”
  • 1999 – 2001: Appeared in and produced Outdoor Life Network’s “Outdoor Gear Guide” series

Outdoor Industry Partnerships

Licensing Agreements, Product Development and Collaborations

  • First Ascent/Whittaker Mountaineering – Numerous industry awards from Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic, and Field and Stream
  • Buck Knives/Whittaker – 24 products developed
  • JanSport/Whittaker – Editor’s Choice Award Backpacker Magazine 2007
  • Consulting, designing and testing for numerous companies including: Marmot, Salomon, Timberland, Mountain Hardwear, and Smartwool

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