Jon grew up in the Vail Valley Colorado and is a local ski mountaineer, professional guide, and adventurer.
He climbed every Colorado 14,000 foot peak by the time he turned 18, and has Skied from the top of nearly every Colorado 14er.
He has over 500 ascents of the Colorado including he has twice climbed each of the 58 Colorado 14ers in one season both in 2005 in 40 days and 2011 in 95 days When he became the first person to spend the night on the top of every Fourteener Summit and has recently released his book called "Sleeping on the SummitsColorado Fourteener high Bivys". He has climbed every 14er at least 5 times and has as many as 25 ascents of some of the popular 14ers including Elbert, Grays, Torreys, and Quandary, as well as Bierstadt.
John is a veteran of nine major climbing expeditions to peaks above 20,000 feet including climbing four of the seven continental summits. He will be guiding a trip to Kilimanjaro in 2014 for his 5th Seven Summit.
He recently accomplished climbing to the summit of Everest in 2012 after having turned around only 800 feet from the top the week before. His story was featured on DATELINE NBC in a Documentary.
He Earned his Ph.D. In 2010 in Mountain Geography from Texas State University San Marcos and has spent time Climbing Mt. Rainier in WA over 15 times. In 2009 Jon Climbed the three Highest Volcanoes in Mexico (18,000' high) in only 5 days.
He is currently working on a sequel to Sleeping on the Summits, called SOSII, which will be released later this year.
Dr. Jon Kedorwski
Ski Mountaineer, Professional Guide,
Climb Your Everest