Posted on: August 15, 2007
[Photo] Jon Walsh collection
Jon Walsh is a climbing/skiing photographer, finishing carpenter and ACMG certified assistant rock guide. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, he moved to Whistler, British Columbia, in January 1992 and was reborn into its ski culture. In November 1999, he moved to Golden, B.C. Nestled between the Rockies, Selkirks and Purcell mountains, Golden makes an exceptional base with no shortage of adventure just minutes from his front door.
Jon also lived in Squamish, B.C., for five summers to take advantage of the great climbing on the Stawamus Chief. He enjoys traveling and has spent many extended climbing, skiing and trekking seasons in the Alps, Patagonia, the Khumbu region of Nepal, and all over western Canada and the United States, from Alaska to southern California.
Climbing, however, remains his main passion. Walsh tries to climb at least 100 days a year on rock, ice and alpine. Ski touring comes in a close second because it is hard to beat huge days on Canada's Rogers Pass.