Josh Jespersen

I grew up a country boy in Appalachia and will never take for granted what an amazing experience it was to be barefoot running around the hills sunup to sundown. I was also lucky enough to have a dad who loved skiing and he instilled that obsession in me before he passed. I had skis on my feet at age three and if I’m honest, besides my mother, sliding on snow has been the most enduring thing in my life.
After high school though, I flew the coop and joined the military in 2005 spending six years as a Navy SEAL. I fought in two wars and took pride in my role as a “point man” teaching my buddies how to move through the mountains and leading them through all the hazards we faced. When we were snowed-in in Afghanistan though is when I realized I needed to get back to skiing.
In 2012 I moved to Colorado with a plan for full immersion back into the mountains and skiing/riding. Since then I have ridden all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000′ peaks, ski traversed the mighty Sangre de Cristo Range, and laid tracks in every single mountain range Colorado has to offer. Needles to say, I love the state I live in!
I also love exploring other ranges and outdoor places and have led a number of my own expeditions to the Alaska Range. Showing other people the mountains is a love of mine as well and I am so excited to join the Mountain Trip team for that opportunity! I have been working as a guide for over a decade and am currently an AMGA Assistant Ski and Rock Guide and an Apprentice Alpine Guide with a PRO 2 Avalanche certification.

 

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