Ben has enjoyed hiking since he joined the boy scouts many years ago. After doing a guided climb up Rainier in 2013 he became hooked on mountaineering. The following year he summited Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador and shortly after joined SSMC. In 2016 he made a solo attempt on Aconcagua but was forced off due to El Nino winds.
Ben has participated in numerous SSMC adventures; a succesful Mt Baker trip in 2015, many winter ravine ascents of Washington including a special “Litchfield variation”. In 2017 he co-led the Canadian Rockies expedition to Assiniboine and Mt Robson.
The past few years Ben has started to focus on technical Rock and Ice climbing. He has climbed throughout the US including Snake Dike on Half Dome, Armadillo on Katahdin, Pinnacle on Washington and numerous crags in Maine and NH.
Ben lives and works in southern Maine. In 2018 he will be exploring in Nepal.