Stephen Koch is a professional speaker, climber, snowboarder and mountain guide and is a pioneer in the field of Snowboard Mountaineering, a term he coined. His list of alpine ascents and descents include some of the most notable firsts anywhere in the world, most of which have never been repeated. He is the first person to snowboard all the major Teton Peaks in Wyoming, and the first and only person to snowboard on all Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent.
Stephen shares the lessons he learned from life on the edge, with stunning photography and video, where he spent over 20 years climbing and snowboarding unprecedented new routes in the world’s great ranges.
Stephen was nominated for the Piolet d’ Or Climbing Award in 2002 and won the Hospitality Hero Award in 1993 for his single handed rescue of 7 year old girl from a cold and raging creek in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.