Born and raised in Montana, USA, Mark began hunting, fishing, and roaming the mountains with his parents from a very early age. Deeper forays into the mountains after elk led him into mountaineering, for which he discovered an abiding passion. Mark has since been on climbing expeditions all over the world, interspersed with equally adventurous hunting and fishing trips.
“My favorite so far,” Mark says, “is the six months I spent in New Zealand chasing monster Brown Trout.”
Currently the Marketing Director for Mystery Ranch, a specialty pack company in Bozeman, Montana, Mark is also a professional photographer who spends a large amount of time working with outdoor, hunting and mountaineering companies and publications.
Most recently, he and 5 teammates spent a month climbing on Denali in Alaska, where they lived in two connected Atlas tents.
“Talk about living in luxury — the Atlas system is amazing! The importance of having a bomber base camp can’t be underestimated. When you’re living with five other guys in a tent for a month you need a ton of space for people, gear, and food. The Atlases provided us with the launching pad we needed to complete our route objectives in style!”
For more on Mark’s Denali trip, see www.mysteryrants.com