"Inspiration comes from time spent in the Mountains." BT
vision - creativity - passion
Many people call me the pioneer of mountain running. I combined my passions of running and alpine climbing into one sport. For 30 years I held the ascent/decent record of the Grand Teton, and have set many other fastest known times. Currently I am volunteer coaching cross country and track and sharing these passions with others.
I love engaging in adventures that are photo worthy, and I also love to be on the opposite side of the lens capturing those adventures in a creative way. Only in this way am I able to have both a physical and an artistic experience. Call it a kind of installation art, designed to transform the perception of the space of the adventure and allowing it to be viewed from a distance.
I have been designing in the outdoor industry for over 30 years. Often considered the inventor of the modern hydration pack, race vest and many other revolutionary items. I have received patents and design awards, and I am always trying to push designs into the future with vision and passion. Besides founding my own businesses; Ultimate Direction, Clik Elite and Ultraspire, I have worked for other notable companies like Black Diamond, Nathan and Sierra Designs.