Steve House is a world-renowned climber, mountain guide, and Patagonia Ambassador, widely regarded for his clean, light and fast style. He is widely published in climbing magazines and journals, and several books. He has worked as a Patagonia Ambassador since 1999. He is the author of Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete (Patagonia, 2014) and Beyond the Mountain (Patagonia, 2007). He lives in Ridgway, CO. Scott Johnston, who grew up in Boulder, Colorado, has ski raced on a national and international level, and is an avid climber. He currently coaches several of the nation's top cross country skiers, and climbs, establishing local climbing routes in and around his home town of Mazama, WA, in the North Cascades.