Born and raised in Colorado, the mountains are truly in Ben’s soul.  He has been climbing for over 13 years and guiding for over 5. What started out as a way to skip classes turned into an obsession. Every chance he gets, Ben is out exploring the backcountry of Colorado. When he is not out climbing, Ben spends his free time teaching the technical skills of traditional climbing with the Colorado Mountain Club.  Anymore, Ben enjoys long multi-pitch routes where he can be high above the ground.  Within the next few years, Ben hopes to achieve an IFMGA pin and climb big mountains in obscure corners of the world.

“I love to teach climbing because there is no better feeling than watching and helping someone overcome an obstacle to succeed. The mountains are the best!”

Ben is one of the owners of Golden Mountain Guides and currently spends over 250 days a year out in the mountains.  Tough day at the office!