My name is Jes and I am currently based in Southern Vancouver Island, Canada.

I acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People for allowing us to live, work and play on their lands.

I love being in the mountains, especially near home. My favourite type of climbing involves plenty of suffering mixed in with the fun, like starting your adventure in the middle of the night. Wearing rain pants and rock shoes at the same time. Or eating an unhealthy amount of instant mashed potatoes.

I am very passionate about making the outdoors accessible to more people. I started We Belong Outside to help change the way we think about what a climber or a mountaineer looks like.