Ian is a professional mountain guide from Australia, and is our big mountain specialist, who has been living in Crested Butte for the past 20+ years. Primarily an alpine climber, Ian has climbed all over the world from Scotland to Chile, Canada to New Zealand…including numerous expeditions to 8,000 meter peaks in the Himalaya & Karakorum. Here in Colorado, Ian has climbed all the 14ers (30 of them via technical routes), and would be happy to throw you a rope and point the way to the summit. In winters, apart from ice and alpine climbing, Ian has skied or snowboarded over 100 days a season in the backcountry for the past 20 years. He knows and loves our Elk Mountains and will be happy to share that love with you.