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Name: Jeff Bester
Age: 37
Experience: Twelve years climbing. Three years with The Colorado Experience
EMT: Yes

Jeff has led routes in Yosemite, Eldorado, Mount Ranier and Rocky Mountain National Park. He has participated in expeditions in Denali, Mexico and Nepal. We are happy to welcome back Jeff for his fourth year with The Colorado Experience. Jeff will be leading tours to Eldorado Canyon.


Name: Brian DuMont
Age: 26
Experience: Nine years climbing. First year with The Colorado Experience
EMT: Yes

Brian is the resident expert on climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. He is the author of RMNP Climbs. When he is not writing, Brian is putting up new routes on the Diamond and Lumpy Ridge. Brian will be leading tours up the Diamond on Longs Peak. We are happy to welcome him to The Colorado Experience.


Name: Dennis Jacobs
Age: 44
Experience: Twenty-five years climbing. Fifteen years with The Colorado Experience
EMT: Yes

Dennis is one of Colorado Experience's original tour guides. This will be his fifteenth year with us. He is best known for his inexhaustable supply of stories about climbing, the mountains and Vale Park. Dennis will be leading tours up Kiener's and the North Face of Longs Peak.


Name: Maria Laurent
Age: 31
Experience: Seven years climbing. Second year with The Colorado Experience
EMT: Yes

Maria returns to The Colorado Experience for her second year. She is a veteran of Rocky Mountain National Park, having served as a backcountry ranger for five years. When she's not climbing, Maria can be found entertaining tourists with her guitar and her singing voice at Vale Park's most popular watering holes. Maria will be your tour guide on Lumpy Ridge, going up easy routes and hard.


Name: John Staford
Age: 29
Experience: Twelve years climbing. Fourth year with The Colorado Experience
EMT: Yes

John has led expeditions in South America, Nepal and Pakistan. Though he has lived practically everywhere, he still calls Vale Park his home. He is one of the top climbers in the park and one of our most popular guides. John will be leading tours up the Petit Grepon and the Diamond.