Paul unabashedly claims that climbing saved his life. At sixteen, he was introduced to climbing on the cliffs of Ontario's Niagara Escarpment which offered him a semi-wholesome outlet for the angst of his youth. Over the last twenty years he has spent his life exploring the world through climbing; from Pakistan to Patagonia and over 30 countries in between.
It doesn't matter if he's doing trad, sport, blocs, ice, mixed, alpine or aid, Paul just loves getting outside with his friends and going climbing. "New routes are the most rewarding" from scrubbing a crack in Squamish to slogging up a virgin summit on the Patagonian icecap, "the adventure of a first ascent never gets old."
Today, he lives in Squamish BC and when he's not working as a rigger or climbing guide you can find him searching for unclimbed rock in his backyard or adventuring around the globe.