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Christopher Benson
United States

(505) 385-4372
Course Leader

After receiving a B.A. in Geology from Western State University, I worked as a mountain guide and avalanche practitioner in Colorado, Alaska, Washington, and Ecuador. Recently, I earned a M.S. in Geology from Northern Arizona University where I focused on glacier and lake sediment dynamics in response to Holocene climate variability in the Brooks Range, AK. In the summertime, I fly airplanes over the Canyonlands of southern Utah transporting river runners and park visitors. I enjoy teaching people about avalanches because it is challenging and engaging both mentally and physically. I hope that I can help people feel more comfortable exploring the mountains while managing their personal risk.