“I wasn’t like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere’s a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who’s a hero. The music he’s created over the years, I don’t really listen to it, but the fact that he’s making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I’m selling? No. Do I know what I’m doing today? No. But I’m here, and I’m gonna give it my best shot. ”



My name is John Stenderup and I am a 31 year old with a day job in corporate America. I pay my bills through lengthy conference calls and business travel, but the most rewarding compensation that I receive is earned in the mountains. I grew up on a farm outside of a little town called Arvin in California, a long ways from anything worth climbing. It took years and a great deal of inspiration for me to step out of my comfort zone and onto a glacier. As I reflect on the journey that led me here, I realize that these adventures have helped me to build some of my closest friendships, better understand myself, rebuild my relationship with my father, and now, share in the inspiration.