Mike has been skiing and climbing in the Wasatch mountains of Utah since 1980. In addition to 15 years as a backcountry ski guide and ice climbing guide in Utah are 30 years as an elite snowcat operator on three continents. His love of snow and mountains have taken him to the southern alps of New Zealand for numerous ice climbs and ski tours,the frigid Alaska range, the incredibly remote ranges of Antarctica and to the beautiful Mt. Blanc for a ski descent of the North face. Mike has been an instructor for AAI since 2000 and is a AAA certified instructor.

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