Ground Breaking Everest Climber
• Member of first all-black Everest Expedition
• Skiied Denali, North America’s tallest peak
• Climbed Yosemite’s El Cap in a day
As a Midwestern kid, Eddie dreamed of mountains. From an early passion for snowboarding and trips out west, the seed was planted. For much of his life, his attention was on team sports and competition. He competed in the decathlon as part of the University of Colorado track and field team. Upon graduating his focus shifted.
Athletic ambitions turned to goals in the mountains. From skiing Denali to climbing El Capitan in a day, shared experiences and community building is what drives his outdoor passion. Climbing ice or rock, or peak bagging on skis or foot, he enjoys climbing in all forms, but he finds himself most excited by moving efficiently on long rock routes.
Outside of climbing he is passionate about helping kids find success. He works as a high school Chemistry teacher and is the head track and field coach.