John Sykes

John is currently working on a masters degree in snow science at Montana State University in the Department of Earth Science.  His research focuses on modeling the travel behavior and decision-making of backcountry skiers using GPS tracks and survey responses.  During the summers John works as a mountaineering and wildness backpacking guide for Alaska Mountaineering School and Alaska Alpine Adventures.  Outside of guiding, John enjoys taking long walks in the mountains (preferably with skis on his feet), with heavy packs and high uncertainty of success.

John Sykes