A Colorado native, Buster began climbing at age 11, and has since made ascents of major rock, ice, and alpine routes in the United States, Canada, Peru, France, and Italy. He is an “all around specialist” having successfully climbed 5.13 rock, grade 6 ice, M9, and grade VI big wall and alpine routes in a day. Buster’s personal climbing and guiding philosophy is that it is the process that is important, not the goal. With this in mind he loves to teach modern techniques for climbing efficiently. Buster has been guiding since 2007, has AIARE Level II avalanche training, and is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide. He was also selected to participate in the first Alpine Mentors Program, started by world class alpinists to train and mentor the next generation of climbers.