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, Alaska and Russia. He has been the President of the Mazamas, is an avid cyclist and is a lawyer the rest of the time.