Chris is a certified AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide and alpinist who splits his time between obsessions with climbing, skiing and eating. Rarely to be found without a pack, a rack and a rope nearby, Chris grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania before moving to the Pacific Northwest where he’s been part of the Timberline Mountain Guides family since 2006. At home most of the time in Bend, Chris has finally figured out how to use the holds at Smith Rock and has climbed, guided, and skied across the world from the US to Nepal, and from Alaska to New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, Mexico and Canada. His climbing achievements include establishing new routes in places as diverse as the crags of Central Oregon, the Ruth Gorge in Alaska, and virgin Himalayan summits. His guiding career has taken him from Ouray to Denali to the Alps, and up and down Mt. Hood too many times to count. He also has a BFA from New York University.
You can learn more about Chris and follow his adventures at Now!Climbing.com.