My name is Ian. I was born in Toronto, Canada, and first properly introduced to mountains while living in Taiwan. Since my first multi-day hiking trips into Taiwan’s central ranges I have become increasingly interested in hiking and mountaineering.
I enjoy hiking and climbing for the challenges it presents, wherein the only opponent is one’s self. I hike both for the self-actualization realized upon reaching a summit after planning, training, and dreaming, and for the profound beauty which can be found above the world’s cloud oceans.
Hiking and Mountaineering
August 2017: Alpamayo, 5947m, Peru
August 2017: Pik Lenin, 7134m, Kyrgyzstan, solo ~5300m to summit
July 2017: Mount Shuksan, 2783m, United States of America, Fisher Chimneys into Southeast Rib
February 2017: Ojos del Salado, 6893m, Argentina, solo attempt to ~6350m
February 2015: Aconcagua, 6962m, Argentina, solo
January 2014: Illiniza Norte, 5126m, Ecuador
January 2014: Illiniza Sur, 5263m, Ecuador
January 2014: Cayambe, 5790m, Ecuador
January 2014: Cotopaxi, 5897m, Ecuador
January 2014: Chimborazo, 6270m, Ecuador
January 2011 – August 2012: 30+ ~3000m trekking peaks, Taiwan.