I left New York for Aspen in 1994 to ski for a season, and never looked back. I finished climbing the 14ers in 2001, the Centennials in 2006, and became the third person to ski the 14ers in 2008. I’ve racked up peak ascents around the world including Everest, Denali, Ama Dablam, high summits in Ecuador and Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. I’ve logged ski descents all over, including many of the high peaks of the Pacific Northwest, the Grand Teton, and a first descent of the North Face of the Gunnbjornfjeld, Greenland’s tallest mountain.
When summer arrives and the skis are put away, I’m still out in the mountains, completing running courses of all manners and styles. From Pikes Peak and Imogene Pass, to eighteen 100 milers including ten Hardrock 100’s, I’ve logged many top finishes in recent years. In 2016 I completed the Nolan’s 14 course in 55:39, the fifteenth person to ever do so. If I’m not out in the mountains for fun, I’m probably working on one, as a ski instructor on Aspen Mountain. For more info go to tedmahon.com