Jan began hiking in the Adirondacks as a child when visiting family in the region. He moved to Keene Valley in 2003 and completely fell in love with the High Peaks, spending as much time as possible in the mountains. His knowledge of High Peaks trails is extensive, having hiked almost 900 high peaks summits (including seven rounds of the 46). Many of you might remember Jan from his days of working at the Mountaineer, where he worked for nine years before becoming a stay-at-home dad. He spends his small amount of free time distance running and cross-country skiing and looks forward to long days guiding in his favorite mountain range.