Hometown: Seattle, WA
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Cascade Design, Julbo, Black Diamond, Cilo Gear Packs, Vertical World Seattle, Feathered Friends
Current Transportation: 1993 Toyota T100 4x4
Favorite Places: North Cascades National Park, Nepal Himalaya, Patagonian Argentina, Yosemite, Canadian Rockies, Alaska Range
Core Activities: Alpine climbing, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing
My Jam Is: Metalica "Kill Em All" album
Non-Core Activities: Running, carpentry, coffee, eating
Fun Fact: I work a ton between expeditions.
Chad Kellogg (1971-2014) had been climbing since 1984, starting in his home range, the North Cascades of Washington. Along with two attempts at a speed record on Mt. Everest, he has put up significant first ascents and climbed challenging routes around the world, including the first ascent of 22,015-foot Pangbuk Ri in Nepal, the first ascent of Black Crystal Arete on Kitchatna Spire, Alaska, the first ascent of the SW Ridge of Siguniang in China, and the first ascent of the Medicine Buddha on the South Face of Aconcagua. In February of 2014, he was struck and killed by a rockfall descending a route in Patagonia. We will miss him dearly.