Eddie is no stranger to New England or the Smuggs Ice Bash. He lived in Burlington for many years before heading west and settling in Colorado for the past several years. A previous competitor in the Dry-tool Comp on Friday Night, you’ll have to keep a keen eye out for the man in a mullet wig and flashy tights! He’s an energetic character with a strong passion for empowering others and turning them on to being life long climbers, in any discipline.
After growing up in the flatlands of the midwest, Eddie migrated to Vermont where he solidified his love for the vertical world. The Green Mountains of Vermont, White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the Adirondacks all proved to be an exceptional training ground as he expanded his skills and interests in the worlds of rock climbing, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing. Eventually the call to share these beautiful places and experiences became too strong to resist and Eddie made the decision to leave a career as an accountant in pursuit of guiding. He now splits his time between Jackson, WY and Boulder, CO and works year-round as a mountain guide for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and the Colorado Mountain School, as well as ski patrolling at Eldora Mountain and teaching avalanche education courses. Eddie is an apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide, AIARE avalanche instructor, and wilderness EMT and is in the process of pursuing the highest level of certification as an AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide. Though the bigger peaks and endless sunshine of the Rocky Mountains are hard not to love, Eddie regularly annoys his friends with talk about how Vermont is the greatest place in the world. The people, food,beer, and ice climbing simply cannot be beat! He can’t wait to return and share the wonders of Smuggler’s Notch with both new and experienced ice climbers alike.