Mike has been climbing for over 20 years, he started out learning the ropes at Skaha Bluffs in the early 90s before turning his focus to competing in the mid-90s. Mike has competed all over North America and several times in Europe and Australia. His interest in training encouraged him to do research on the subject and eventually began coaching others. After a few years he began coaching at the Edge Climbing Centre in North Vancouver and helped to coach the Canadian National Team. While the coaching was rewarding, the combination of working full time as a Software Engineer, training and coaching caused Mike to burn out. He took some time and traveled the world, spending his time climbing. Las Vegas, NV is where Mike currently calls home, moving there solely for the climbing. With the current state of technology he was able to live anywhere in North America and he chose Vegas, as a weekend warrior it's great to rarely have to check the weather forecast when making climbing plans.