Revelstoke, British Coloumbia
PCP, OEC, NUOFA3
Ross grew up on the East Coast of Canada canoeing, hiking, and kayaking. While he was completing, and after, a degree in education he was leading canoe and hiking trips through Northern Ontario for the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation and Outward Bound Canada. He then decided to try out life in the mountains. Here he began guiding dogsled trips and a career in the avalanche industry. After a brief stint abroad teaching outdoor education in Hawaii, New Zealand, and Australia he returned to the mountains. Economically, he was forced out of outdoor education and into wildfire. Now Ross calls Revelstoke home, working as a smokejumper in the summer and in the winter, he works as a ski patroller, avalanche educator, a little bit in the classroom at the local high school, and with the ambulance service. Whatever spare time he has he can be found in the backcountry and/or with his dogs.