I was immediately impressed with Sam’s knowledge and willingness to work with someone like me who was new to the sport. Sam carefully crafted my training regimen and has been there with me every step of the way. Sam’s enthusiasm and intuitiveness are truly remarkable. The interactive role that he plays in my day-to-day training keeps me interested and motivated even on the tough days. Sam and I have been working together for a little over a year. Since we began working together, Sam has prepared me for successful completion / summits of the Haute Route ski tour in Europe, Mount Rainier with my 17 year old son (who was also trained by Sam) and a One-Day Presidential Traverse. Sam provides the training and confidence necessary to meet my ever changing goals. I look forward to working with Sam into the future to continue to conquer challenges that I would have never thought possible.