My name is Ian. I grew up in Toronto, Canada, but have been living in Chinese Asia since 2011, where I work as a high school teacher.

     I enjoy mountaineering and rock climbing for the challenges presented, wherein the primary opponent and barrier to success (besides weather!) is one’s self.  I pursue mountain and climbing both for the self-actualization realized upon reaching a summit or completing a project after planning, training, and dreaming, and for the profound beauty which can be found above the world’s cloud oceans. 

     I hope to continue pushing my physical and mental limits with the shimmering snow slopes of big peaks, and on the heady crux moves and skipped bolts of compelling rock routes.