Jon launched Vertical Voyages in June of 2009. His passion is to equip climbers of all levels with the skills they need to manage risk and achieve their climbing aspirations. Jon has taught clinics for the American Alpine Club’s Craggin’ Classics. He is also a Warrior’s Way Trainer – a mental fitness program that helps climbers address the psychological stress inherent in climbing. Over the past 25 years, he has climbed 1000s of routes throughout the world including in New Zealand, the French Alps, Yosemite, and Rocky Mountain National Park. He is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor Provider. The AMGA is an organization that sets standards for US climbing professionals and is the only internationally recognized climbing credentialing organization in the US. Jon is also a Global Organization of Tree Climbers Instructor and Wilderness First Responder.