Henry’s first encounter with the mountains was as an 8 year old hiking to the base of the Matterhorn with his mom, and skiing with his family in the Alps. His Mom always said that he was “hooked from then on.” As a teenager, he spent time learning to climb with the Sierra Club on Bay Area sandstone, and in the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Winters were spent ski racing and descending the steeps at Palisades Tahoe Resort.
He then spent time on the Colorado University ski program, before a ski injury swung him back into climbing at the local crags of Eldorado and Boulder Canyons. After graduating university, Henry headed back to Northern California to start a career as an arborist, climbing and rigging the western giants. Weekends were spent climbing in Yosemite Valley or the High Sierra, and skiing around Tahoe or the Eastern Sierra.
Always dreaming of the mountains, Henry departed a long career in the tree business, to start a full-time career as a mountain guide. Now his work-life sees him skiing and ice climbing in the winter, and climbing mountains and rock in the Spring and Summer.
When not breathing mountain air, Henry enjoy time with his wife and daughter, and throwing a frisbee to his dogs. If he’s not chopping garlic for a tasty meal, you might find him on his bike plying some lost skills from his old racing days.