earned the respect of the mountaineering community as a member of the
International Peace Climb up Everest. The expedition included 7 American
climbers, 7 Chinese and 7 Russian climbers. All 21 climbers reached the
summit. Ian’s other accomplishments include a first ascent in the Karakorum,
the north face of Eiger and numerous “big wall” climbs in Yosemite.
a founder and President of the American Mountain Guides
Association, which has established a national
accreditation and certification standard for American
guides. Ian has also worked many years for Outward
He has worn many hats with in
the Outward Bound Schools, including an instructor for the Colorado School, a
program manager for the Pacific Crest School and was responsible for risk
management and program development as Vice President of Outward Bound USA.
Today, Ian is the Executive Director of Outward Bound International.