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Jack Riggi

Founder and Senior Guide

The highest moments in my life are being a loving Father and husband.   My passion for the wilderness started in the Allegheny National Forest back before the internet.  I served in the Army National Guard 28th Mechanized Infantry Division for six years and attended the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Climbing entered my life in the 1990s on Bay Area Crags like Split Rock and Mt Tamalpais.   I had a great mentor who trained us on traditional climbing across California.  I am a Professional Geologist, Environmental Consultant, NOLS Wilderness First Responder, and guiding / instructing since 2003.   I am an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) – Single Pitch instructor and former Outward Bound Instructor.

My favorites climbs are Cathedral Peak, Yosemite and Solar Slab, Red Rock.   When I am not outside my wife and kids, I love Berthoud Pass  backcountry tours and dawn patrol mountain biking.   See you out there.

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

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