In 2009 Joe became the 56th American guide to become fully certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)
Joe is an internationally licensed IFMGA Mountain Guide based in Anchorage, Alaska. He has been climbing and skiing around the world for 30 years with extensive time in the mountains of Alaska, New Zealand, western United States, South America and the Alps.
Living in Anchorage offers easy trip scheming. In 2005 Joe skied from Anchorage and arrived in Valdez 18 days and 180 miles later. He also skied the full-length of Alaska’s Tordrillo and Neacola Mountains. In June 2009 he skied from the summit of Mount Chamberlin, the highest summit in the Alaskan Arctic. Like Fred Becky, Joe has a little black book, filled with trip ideas.
In 2009 Joe became the 56th American guide to become fully certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and licensed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides (IFMGA). Receiving an IFMGA license includes three guiding disciplines: alpine, ski mountaineering and rock and is the Ph.D of mountains travel. Joe uses this knowledge to help clients minimize risk and have a successful and fun time in the mountains. Guiding allows Joe to share his mountain passion with clients.