Mike grew up in the Similkameen Valley of British Columbia where he began to climb and ski in the mountains at a young age. After completing an undergraduate degree in Physics in Burnaby BC Mike began travelling the world seeking out great climbing and skiing opportunities. Mike began his professional career in the mountains working as a mountain rescue technician in summer and avalanche forecaster for ski areas in winter. Mike has since completed his guiding certification and pursues his passion of taking guests into the mountains year round. Although he has traveled to the high peaks of USA, south america and the European alps to climb and ski his favorite place to climb is still the Canadian wilderness! In 2010 Mike moved to Invermere Where he now resides with his Wife and two children. Mike is a certified Mountain Guide and member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations and is a Professional member of the Canadaian Avalanche Association.