Jack Riggi

Founder, Senior Guide

The highest moments in my life are being a family man and loving Father. I enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and served in the 28th Mechanized Infantry Division at 17 years of age.  I went to college with the G.I. Bill and earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford.  My passion for the wilderness started in Bradford, Pennsylvania and the Allegheny National Forest.  I am a Professional Geologist with 25 years of environmental consultant experience across the Rockies, California and Alaska.  I sharpened my climbing, canyoneering, and life skills part time instructing with Outward Bound West/Wilderness for six seasons   I am a Wilderness First Responder, former certified Emergency Medical Technician and guiding / instructing since 2003.  I have been climbing for over 25 years.  I joined the American Mountain Guides Association in 2014, and certified as a Single Pitch Instructor.

” Life is the same as the wilderness, it is full of peaks and valleys.”