At the age of 11, Cliff began winter camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which laid the foundation for every adventure he’s had in the mountains since. His education in technical climbing began eleven years later in California, where he became a student of Yosemite. In 2009 he moved to the Pacific Northwest and began guiding. He has since worked throughout the Mountain West and South America. His personal climbing pursuits have taken him to Patagonia, Nepal, East Africa and all across the United States. He has been the owner and operator of Timberline Mountain Guides since 2015. On his days off he enjoys rock climbing and skiing, gardening, and playing with his impetuous dog, Bodhi.