Bryan was born and raised in the tiniest of towns, Virginville, PA (you can look it up). Â In 2000 he moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder and helped found the CU Alpine Club. Subsequently, he honed his passion for guiding while leading underclassmen on rock climbing, mountain biking and rafting trips across the American West.Â Â Â After graduating in 2004 with a degree inÂ Archaeology he moved to Breckenridge Colorado to further pursue his outdoor interests.
Bryan has guided trips and personally traveled to hundreds of destinations in over 40 countries. His adventures range from alpine mountaineering and climbing in Nepal to whitewater rafting in Bali to back country snowboarding in Kashmir.Â Â Â He is also a fierce scrabble competitor, trivia aficionado, an avid hunter and pretty stellar in the kitchen (especially with wild game).
Bryan's Guide Survey:
Whatâ€™s your favorite bike ride?
Mountain biking The Whole Enchilada (31 miles of downhill)
What's your favorite historical site, castle, museum, etc.?
Machu Picchu is a place that has always taken my breath away
Describe the most amazing experience you've had while traveling:
While on a recent trip to Vietnam my friend and I attempted to sea kayak across Ha Long bay. Â A storm blew in and forced us to spend almost 30 hours on a small deserted island, doing our best attempts at Survivor meets Gilligan's Island. Â A few caught fish, a hand started fire and some rainwater later and we were quite at home!
What's your favorite trip to guide? Why?
Hiking/walking Ireland Â Why? Â The people will instantly make you feel that you are part of an Irish family, and you will always want to go back!
Favorite Movie: Caddyshack
Favorite Book: TheÂ Odyssey by Homer
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backcountry Snowboarding... don't make me pick just one
When did you first catch the travel bug?
I got my first passport in 2001 to leave the country for the first time... nothing big, just a month long backpacking trip across Thailand. Â After that I have spent the last 11 years abroad in 40 countries more than I've been home and have no intention of slowing down