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    Climber in Alaska

    An 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 mountains surrounding Bozeman Montana. Possessing a penchant for all things multisport, Tristan’s favorite days out involve gratuitous route finding, heavy packs, and lots of snacks.

    In McCarthy, Tristan loves spending his days 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!

    Highlights

    • Hometown: Lyme, NH
    • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies – Economics from St. Lawrence University
    • Certifications: AA1 Avalanche Pro 1, Wilderness First Responder
    • Favorite Wrangell Adventure: Spending 3 days circumnavigating our magnificent backyard, the Kennicott Valley.
    • Best Wrangell Memory: Eating lunch overlooking the Bagley Icefield, the largest outside of the poles. Ice stretched as far as the eye could see, pierced by the occasional jagged peak of the St. Elias Mountains!

     

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