Jim Turner works as a mountain guide in Ouray, Colorado and Moab, Utah. He has climbed in the Central Alaska Range, the Canadian Rockies, Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, Argentine and Chilean Patagonia and extensively around the Colorado Plateau, including at least 30 different routes in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and an equal amount of desert towers. His climbing career highlights include summiting Fitz Roy in Argentina by two different routes and putting up new routes in Patagonia, the Central Alaska Range and in the desert Southwest.
Jim has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of New England and worked in education for many years. He combines his enthusiasm for climbing and his background as an educator to provide excellent instruction to both novice and experienced climbers of all ages and abilities in every climbing discipline.