Joel grew up in Central Idaho, just a short drive from any outdoor adventure you could imagine. He was taught to love and appreciate the outdoors at a young age. Joel now spends his summers working with helicopters for the Forest Service, as well as guiding rock climbing.
In his twenties, Joel focused his time and energy on snowboarding and skiing. He has been sharing his love of snow sports through teaching others for 12 years. It wasn't until Joel turned 23 that climbing found its way into his life. He became passionate about indulging in all aspects of climbing including rock, ice and alpine climbing. Joel has chased ice all around Montana, Canada, and even on Mt. Baker and as far as the high Sierras. Joel has been able to share this passion with young adults as an AMGA certified instructor and Lead Coach at Ridge Mountain Academy.
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!
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