Ben McKinley

Ben McKinley

Ben McKinley- In pursuit of the pain and pleasure of the outdoors.

 

I grew up ski racing and freeriding at Mt. Ashland, OR. My heroes included Pirmin Zubriggen and Scott Schmidt.  I've coached freeride and ski racing the last 22 yrs.  I'm a volcano skier deep into the summer months. I'm also an aspiring trail runner, mountain biker and infrequent backpacker.

 

Fun Fact- My office is a 1950's railcar down by the river.

 

Athletes I admire- Killian Jornet, Eric Hjorleifson, Angel Collinson, and Candide Thovex

 

Goals- Ski Mt Jefferson and Mt. Rainier.  Circumnavigate Mt. Adams on skis and trail.  Take my daughters backpacking at least once a summer (soccer is taking its toll on our summer calendar!). Traverse the Wallowa Range on foot or skis.

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