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Hey, I'm Ryan!

I am a member of the American Alpine Club as well as the American Hiking Society. 

My CPR certification and state licensed emergency medical responder training are all up to date.  I am an industrial rope rescue team member.  I continually train Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for self defense. Much of my free time is spent as a fitness instructor at Performance Evolution. I grew up in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Being a plant and wildlife enthusiast, I have studied and admired them for years and I look forward to sharing that with each other.  I love when you talk nerdy to me!

I have been lucky enough to have hiked in all of the major national parks in the U.S. I have countless crazy adventures under my belt, adventures that seem beyond belief. I have been dropped off by a boat in the fiords of the New Zealand wilderness to climb Mitre Peak. I have been dropped off by an old steam train in the Colorado wilderness to hike and camp in snow.  I continue to be in amazement of the beauty and adventure our planet holds.  I have hiked overnight to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back, through the Native American village of Havasupai.  The most remote village in the lower 48 states.  I have camped and climbed the famous Half Dome where we watched an unreal sunset, via the cables down route, in California. I have climbed four Colorado 14ers (14,000 ft./4268m+ peaks); Longs, Snowmass, Wetterhorn, and Redcloud. Numerous overnight trips on the Appalachian Trail. Hiked the Narrows and Angels Landing in Zion. Kayaked for 3 days and 2 nights down the Calcasieu River all by myself, without the knowledge or help of anyone doing it before me.  I have been lucky enough to compete in sailboat and dragon boat races. I once repelled down the side of the waterfall Pino Blanco, on the slopes of Volcano Arenal in Costa Rica.  My mosaic of experiences has crafted me fit to safely share the kind of happiness only Mother Earth can provide. 

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