Cole Thompson grew up amid modest hills and cornfield-lined highways in central Indiana. He pursued the dedicated practice of track and field, which taught him the importance of sacrifice to achieve a goal. He started climbing and skiing regularly when he enrolled at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, where he earned a B.S. in Geology. Early excursions into the Colorado Rockies provided the foundation for the climber and skier he is today. When he is not in the mountains he can be found trail running or pretending he can play the guitar.
- Backcountry ski descents in Colorado and California
- Rock and Ice climbing in Colorado and Utah
- Wilderness First Responder
- AIARE Avalanche Level II
- Leave No Trace Trainer