Joel grew up in Central Idaho, where he was taught to love and appreciate the outdoors at a young age. Joel spends his summers working with helicopters for the Forest Service, as well as guiding rock climbing.
He has been sharing his love of snow sports through teaching others for 15 years. It wasn't until Joel turned 23 that climbing found its way into his life. He became passionate about all aspects of climbing including rock, ice and alpine climbing.
While working as a Lead Coach at Ridge Mountain Academy, Joel guided young adults backcountry skiing and climbing. He is an AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor and Apprentice Rock Guide and also has an AAI Pro 1 Avalanche Certification.
The experience he gained through teaching, coaching and climbing has led Joel to create a fun and learning oriented guiding service in the beautiful Flathead Valley. Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience what has brought Joel, and so many others, happiness and fulfillment in the great outdoors.
Joel's excited to hear from you and help plan your next adventure!
Check out Joel's Instagram feed below to see the adventures he's been having!