Mountains are a passion for Alan having spent countless hours climbing and skiing in them since his initial exposure at a young age. Since then, he has climbed throughout the U.S. and Canada including ascents of Denali, Moose’s Tooth and multiple trips to the Alaska Range, the Bugaboos and many trips to the interior of British Columbia on extended ski tours. Alpine rock climbing throughout North America, water ice in Colorado and Montana’s Hyalite Canyon and skiing and climbing in the Tetons, including ski descents of Grand Teton, are some of the many facets of mountain travel that are central to his life. Also has extensive training in technical rescue systems and a particular interest in Mountain Medicine. In addition to guiding he is also a board certified and practicing Emergency Medicine Physician and is the Medical Advisor for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)and EXUM mountain Guides
Currently is pursuing full certification through the AMGA.