Ross grew up in Central Washington where his passion for being in the outdoors started at an early age. His previous profession as a Forest Service Smokejumper brought him to the Methow Valley in 2016, and he hasn’t left since.
Ross’s pursuit of mountain and cultural exploration has taken him from the wilds of the Tien Shan in Central Asia to the Himalaya of Nepal. The North Cascades will always be his favorite place to explore, though, and he never gets tired of venturing into a new part of the range.
Ross holds an Avalanche Professional Level 1 certification and has taken the Rock, Alpine, and Ski Guides Courses through the American Mountain Guides Association. When he is not out climbing or skiing in the North Cascades, he can be found enjoying life with his partner, Cristina, and their dog, Koda.