Mike resides in Vail, Colorado where he is the lead instructor for Level I & II Avalanche classes and a senior rescue member of the Vail Mountain Rescue Group. Mike has guided extensively on Aconcagua for Aventuras Patagonicas, and has spend over 15 years on Aconcagua guiding regularly season after season. He knows the Mountain better than most guides and have been to the summit of Aconcagua18 times. Mike has had an interest in climbing and the outdoors since a young age and now likes to share the knowledge he has gained and his passion for the mountains with his clients. When he is not working you will most likely find him in the backcountry skiing, rock or ice climbing, backpacking, Mt. biking or if it is in the months after the Aconcagua season, you just might find him in a sea kayak paddling the Florida Everglades or Keys. He has climbed extensively in the Brenta Dolomites, the mountains of Colorado, and other areas of the U.S. and a summit of Kilimanjaro.