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    skier in powderAn east coast boy at heart, Tristan first experienced the Wrangells in the summer of 2018 as an intern with the SEAG crew. Growing up an alpine ski racer, Tristan is no stranger to long, cold days in the mountains (and wearing spandex). After retiring from racing prior to his first semester at St. Lawrence University, he branched out into any and all outdoor sports he could. When he isn’t in the Wrangells, you can find Tristan spending long days nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, and ice climbing in the Adirondacks. When the snow melts, he is no stranger to cranking out the watts on his bike, and backpacking trips throughout the east coast mountains.

    In McCarthy, Tristan loves spending his days out on the Root glacier “melting faces,” and exploring the historic structures of the Kennecott mining town. With a questionable enthusiasm for suffering, Tristan is stoked to be out outside no matter the conditions. A recent graduate of St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies-Economics, Tristan is deeply passionate about the environment and sharing it with others. When he isn’t out guiding, you can find him taking full advantage of the midnight sun while exploring the Kennicott Valley. One of his favorite trips in the park is the Chitistone Goat Trail, and he highly recommends spending a few extra days at Skolai Pass to cap off the trip!

    backpacker enjoying mountain scenery

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    woman with glacier