I’m in my eighth year of professional guiding. Up until now I’ve always worked as an employee for a guide service. However, there seems to come a time in every guide service employee’s life when they feel like they know the “ins” and “outs” of the industry well enough to work on their own. I’ve reached that place this month, and looking back I can’t help but think that my departure to “independent-guide” status was long overdue.
Over the coming weeks and months Bigfoot Mountain Guides will begin to have more information about my own instructional and guiding offerings. It will not become a guide service site though. I’m excited about maintaining Bigfoot as a blog and information resource for climbers on the internet. It’s hard to find good information when there’s so much crap out there.
Hopefully this will give me more time to develop a side project of mine, Catskillice.com too. After beginning work on it last fall, it’s fallen by the wayside, but hopefully not headed towards that eternal unfinished website graveyard.
If you’re looking for an experienced, brainy guide on the east coast of the United States anytime soon, well I just might be your guy.