Fred began guiding on Mt. Rainier in 1993 and has been pursuing a life in the wild places of the world ever since. He has climbed and guided in the Alaska, the Himalayas, Antarctica, South and North America and Europe. During this time he has also held positions as an Incident Commander and Aviation Manager for the Bureau of Land Managements Wildland Fire program as well as the role of a lead guide at a premier helicopter skiing operation based in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains. Along with his guide work Fred is currently working with an Antarctic based logistics company as an aviation coordinator and safety adviser helping to train their staff in risk assessment and emergency response.