My name is Ian. I enjoy mountaineering and climbing for the challenges they present, wherein the only true opponent and barrier to success 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.
July 2019: Noshaq, 7492m, Afghanistan, attempt to ~7100m
August 2018: Pik Korzhenevskaya, 7105m, Tajikistan
July 2018: Pik Chetyreh, 6230m, Tajikistan
February 2018: Stok Kangri, 6153m, India, winter attempt to ~5500m
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.