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Born: 1958

Hometown: Anchorage, AK 

Education: M.A. in Polar Studies/Glaciology

Occupation: Avalanche specialist, author, and professional speaker

Expeditions: 25,000+ miles of rowing in the far north; sailing around North and South America

Favorite Place to Be: Wild country 

Best Discovery: Finding a whale that had lived in Shakespeare’s time frozen into the side of a mountain (on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen) 

Favorite Items in the Field: Dark chocolate and good books

Personal Hero: Pioneering environmentalist Mardy Murie

Hobbies: Rowing, hiking, reading, mountain rescue, environmental advocacy

Books: Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches; Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow; Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic’s Edge

Advice: Compose your own life. Be curious, pay attention, and keep evaluating. 


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