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I'm John Godino, a 20+ year resident of Portland Oregon and adventure seeker on mountains, whitewater rivers, and mountain bike trails.

I hail from Northern California, and along the life path I've been a US Forest Service wilderness ranger and wildland firefighter, have a Masters degree in geosciences / cartography, active in the sport of competitive orienteering, and have been a long time volunteer climb leader, navigation and mountaineering instructor.

I am not a credentialed mountain guide, just a regular guy, with average skills, a curiosity about new techniques, and a desire to pass them on in the tradition of climbing mentorship.

What this site will (hopefully) help do . . .

  • Share lesser known approaches to climbing, that you won’t find in the usual instruction books

  • Ensure people are not getting lost on a hike or climbing route that has been done thousands of times

  • Make modern navigational tools and skills available to a broader audience