Get to know our Guides through our Guide profiles. This week we bring you our Owner, Lead Guide, and Head Instructor, Joshua Butson! Josh is the owner of the San Juan Outdoor Adventures/ Telluride Adventures and the director of the Telluride Avalanche School/San Juan Field School. He has been one of the San Juan Outdoor Adventures premier guides for the past eight years. Josh has been guiding year round for a living for 20 years. He possesses a strong knowledge of the San Juan Mountains and feels that the Telluride area has endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Josh grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he was introduced to climbing, paddling, mountaineering, and skiing. From an early age he made it a point to find new places to explore. Some of his favorite destinations are Joshua Tree, Zion, Red Rocks, Moab, the Adirondacks, Acadia, Cascades, China, Ecuador, Argentina, Nepal and Bolivia. Josh has a love and appreciation for the natural world, which makes him passionate in sharing this love with others. He feels that it is the SJOA’s responsibility to help pass on an appreciation of all of the areas local cultural and natural history. Josh’s education includes a B.S. in Adventure Based Recreation Program Management and an Associates in Outdoor Recreation. Some of his certifications and training include American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Top Rope Certification, AMGA rock instructor course, The American Institute for Avalanche Research and education (AIARE) Level II professional avalanche training, (AAA) Level II avalanche training, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and CPR for the Health Care Provider. Josh lives in Telluride, Colorado with his wife Tara, their son’s Lincoln and Brahm, and two cats.
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Otro bonito día de guiaje privado: Escalada en familia con Amir, desde Israel🇮🇱. 👏👏👏🤣. Dedicamos el día a transformar la experiencia de dos años de escalada en rocódromos a la roca. Transición que parece sencilla y lógica pero que no es tan fácil en la realidad. . . Siempre salen actividades y dinámicas bien chulas, no solo para la escalada, también para la familia: compartir métodos y trucos para resolver secuencias de movimientos, compartir impresiones, compartir la responsabilidad de asegurarse... . . . #guidelife#wavexvertical#rockclimbing#barcelona_climbing #barcelona_climbing_guide #outdoorsport #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbinglife#climbing_is_my_passion #landscape#outdoor#montserratlovers#montserrat