Mark Wilford

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Mark Wilford (born January 27, 1959, Boulder, Colorado) is an American rock climber and alpinist known for his bold, traditional style.

Biography[edit]

Wilford graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1977 and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for one semester. He began climbing in 1970, and became a leading rock climber while still in high school, gradually adding bold ice climbing, alpine rock and alpine mixed routes to his accomplishments.[1] Wilford is considered a staunch traditionalist when it comes to the style and ethics of climbing.[2]

Wilford works as a Sales Representative for Julbo, La Sportiva, Sterling and Metolius.[3] He is a climbing ambassador for Patagonia.

He was married in 2002 and lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two children.

Notable climbs[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alone on the North Face of Alberta, in The High Lonesome, Epic Solo Climbing Stories edited by John Long, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT, USA, 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Mark Wilford curriculum vitae". Alpinist. Jackson, Wyoming, USA: Alpinist Magazine. 2007 (19): 10–11. March 2007.
  2. ^ "Patagonia Alpine Climbing Ambassador Mark Wilford". Patagonia website. Patagonia. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  3. ^ Carpenter-Ogden, Kristin (June 4, 2007). "Mark Wilford Joins Metolius As Sales Representative For The Midwest". OIA Industry News. Outdoor Industry Association. Retrieved December 7, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b Ritchey, Mark (2001). John Harlin III (ed.). "In the Footsteps of Vikings". American Alpine Journal. Seattle, Washington, USA: American Alpine Club / Mountaineers Books. 43 (75): 98–105. ISBN 0930410890.
  5. ^ Richey, Mark (2002). John Harlin II (ed.). "Barbarossa". American Alpine Journal. Seattle, WA, USA: American Alpine Club / Mountaineers Books. 44 (76): 156–165. ISBN 0930410912.

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