Colin was born in Seattle in 1984 and still calls it home today. He grew up hiking, skiing and climbing in the rugged Cascade Mountains where he developed a love of mountain adventure and an indifference to foul weather. His climbing is focused on the mountains of Alaska and Patagonia, where he’s drawn to the steepest alpine faces.
First ascent of The Entropy Wall (VI 5.9 A2+ WI4+) on Mt. Moffit, Alaska
First link-up of Tiempos Perdidos and the upper West Face ice routes on Cerro Torre, Patagonia
First ascent of the Torres Traverse (VI WI5+ 5.11 A1 AI6), a ridge traverse of Cerro Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro Torre, Patagonia