My Mountain Resume

I’ve always been a little wary of posting straight-up “Race Results” somewhere on this website for many reasons.  One, I’ll be the first to admit that being a strong or fast runner absolutely doesn’t equate to being a good coach!  Sure, it’s useful to have experience, but just because someone has an admirable race resume doesn’t tell you anything about their ability to relate with other runners and help them along their own paths.  Two, I don’t race a ton!  Ever since I really got serious about the sport, I’ve occasionally picked a few races a year to focus on, while also sprinkling in other wilderness and backcountry projects along the way.  I do like to keep racing enough to stay relevant, especially for runners that I work with that really do like to race as much as they can in a given season.

That being said, I do think it’s important to somehow see the sum of a coach’s personal experience when evaluating whether they would be a good fit for you.  It’s helpful to know what kind of events and projects they naturally gravitate toward, especially if you’re interested in similar things.  Enter my “Mountain Resume” – a somewhat curated list of my race and mountain experience that I’m most proud of over my life.  I think it should give you a pretty good sense of what I enjoy doing on the trails and in the mountains!

Follow the yellow hyperlinks to read trip and race reports if you want to learn even more.

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Race Experience

PTL 300k – Chamonix, France (2022, 2023)

UTMB 170k – Chamonix, France (2021)

Ultra Trail Lake Tahoe 100 Miler – Lake Tahoe, CA (2019)

Canyons 100k – Auburn, CA  (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)

Castle Peak 100k – Truckee, CA (2018)

Overlook Endurance Runs 50k/50 Miler – Auburn, CA  (2017, 2018)

Marin Ultra Challenge 50k – Marin Headlands, CA (2016, 2018, 2019)

Silver State 50k – Reno, NV (2015, 2016)

Gran Trail Courmayeur 55k – Courmayeur, Italy (2019)

Trail du Tour des Fiz 63k – Passy, France (2021)

Trail du Gypaète 55k – Le Reposoir, France (2023)

Wilderness Runs

Rim to Rim to Rim – Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (2019, 2021)

The Zion Traverse – Zion National Park, UT  (2020)

North Lake to South Lake “Evolution 60k” – The High Sierra, CA (2020)

The Tour du Mont Blanc – Chamonix, France (2019)

Joshua Tree 50k Traverse – Joshua Tree National Park, CA (2018, 2020, 2021)

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Wilderness Runs

Rim to Rim to Rim – Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (2019, 2021)

The Zion Traverse – Zion National Park, UT  (2020)

North Lake to South Lake “Evolution 60k” – The High Sierra, CA (2020)

The Tour du Mont Blanc – Chamonix, France (2019)

Joshua Tree 50k Traverse – Joshua Tree National Park, CA (2018, 2020, 2021)

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Treks and Long Distance Hikes

John Muir Trail, California (2020) (Self-supported 340k backcountry family trek with our then 8- and 11-year old sons)

Alta Via 2, Aosta Valley, Italy (2023) (Self-supported 175k family trek over 16 days)

GR-54, Tour des Écrins, France, (2022) (Self-supported 184k family trek with 10 and 13 year old sons, fully bivoacked over 14 days)

GR-5, France, (2011) (Self Supported 600+km family trek with 2 year old son)

Sierra High Route, California, (2007) (310km off-trail high altitude backcountry route)

Zanskar Traverse, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas, (2005) (Self Supported 370km trek with a high point of 5100m)

Climbing and Other Adventures

Zodiac, El Capitan, Yosemite, 2008 (C3 Grade VI big wall aid climb)

Extensive experience trad climbing and canyoneering throughout the Western United States (Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Red Rock, Zion, etc.)

Self-supported two week Sea Kayak expedition through British Columbia “Desolation Sound”, backcountry ocean navigation required (2018)

Multi-month self-supported bicycle tour through Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam (2008)

Ten day self-supported family raft trip down the Green River, Moab, UT (2016)

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Climbing and Other Adventures

Zodiac, El Capitan, Yosemite, 2008 (C3 Grade VI big wall aid climb)

Extensive experience trad climbing and canyoneering throughout the Western United States (Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Red Rock, Zion, etc.)

Self-supported two week Sea Kayak expedition through British Columbia “Desolation Sound”, backcountry ocean navigation required (2018)

Multi-month self-supported bicycle tour through Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam (2008)

Ten day self-supported family raft trip down the Green River, Moab, UT (2016)

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