Max was born and raised along the rugged New England coastline of Maine. After spending much of his youth running around the forest barefoot with a machete in hand, building forts with the neighbors, he found climbing as a teenager with Outward Bound in Colorado. Returning to Maine, Max was eager for more and started climbing many of New England’s craggy granite cliffs.
Graduating from the University of Maine with a Bachelors Degree in Earth Science, Max focused on paleoclimatology and glaciology. His studies took him to Alaska and Peru. While in school, Max’s passion for climbing and exploring the mountains only grew. He moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he pursued guiding full time and honed his craft. Max enjoys all forms of rock climbing, but has a special place in his heart for ice and mixed climbing.
Max is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and an assistant alpine guide who’s passionate about sharing the mountains with others so that they may appreciate and respect the wilderness in which he works.
Calling Boulder home, Max still travels to the Cascades, Red Rocks, Alaska and elsewhere around the globe for guiding.