James is the Program Director at Explore Austin. Originally from Lander, Wyoming James grew up cross country skiing and backpacking with his parents in the Wind River Mountain range. He has been climbing since he was 14 and his curiosity and passion for the sport have taken him into the Tetons, the Wind River Range, the Colorado Rockies, El Potrero Chico in Mexico, El Pico de Orizaba (18,500 ft) ,Yosemite (including 2 big wall routes) and many other climbing areas across North America. Today, James and his family enjoy the mild winters of the Texas Hill Country that allow year round climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. James is a certified AMGA Single Pitch and Climbing Wall Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, a NICA certified Head Coach (mountain biking), a Cat 1 (Expert) mountain bike racer and accomplished mountaineer. He is also the climbing coach at a private school in Texas during the winter months.
Email James at email@example.com