Keith is originally from Vermont where the winters are long and cold. Keith began skiing at age 4 and climbing at 14 but he got sidetracked in Texas where there aren't many alpine peaks to climb. In the past few years since moving to Portland Keith has climbed in New Zealand, Peru, Tanzania, Canada and Russia. He is the President of the Mazamas and a lawyer the rest of the time. He is married to Ann and has two dogs, one of which would like to be on the trip to Denali.