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Meet Justin Fisher, a Liberty Mountain sales rep.
I was born in the city of Pocatello, Idaho on a rainy January day in 1990. Though I do not remember much about the event itself, I am told that I was less than pleased about being shoved out into the cold world. My twin brother was similarly dissatisfied, but not as vocal as I was concerning the matter.
Much of my growing-up years were filled with all sorts of imagined adventures in far-off lands. I was incredibly brave, of course, as I battled monsters and men with my trusty sword. As I grew older, these adventures turned into a burning curiosity about other cultures and the people who live in exotic places.
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It was during this time that I took a rock climbing class at my university to fill out my credits. While I had loved climbing as a Boy Scout, there were no good places to climb near my home—little did I know that the Idaho’s hardest climbs were only an hour’s drive away.
My passion for adventure and my old love for climbing exploded and I quickly gobbled up everything I could about climbing, gear, and safety. I joined my university’s Outdoor Recreation program and started learning and leading trips for students. I chomped at the bit, always anxious to go to new areas and learn new skills. In 2014 I got a job at a local gear shop as a climbing expert.
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I even changed my major, working with my advisor to create a new program that combined both my love for Physics and my people skills with Business Administration. I then added in a capstone project where I spent two weeks climbing in Northern Washington and the Bugaboos. Shortly after, I graduated, and landed a dream job here at Liberty Mountain, where I get to geek out over gear and get other people excited about the outdoors as well!
While I have learned a great deal about all aspects of the outdoors, especially technical pursuits, I still sometimes feel like a beginner. I hope I never lose that entirely, or I fear that my ego will grow larger than my common sense!
Years working for Liberty Mountain:
Less than a year
Internet Sales Rep
I handle everything to do with most Internet dealers, whether they are internet-only or have brick-and-mortar stores as well.
Rock/ice/alpine climbing, canyoneering, gourmet cooking, reading
Probably long, moderate alpine rock routes. Fun climbing, beautiful areas, and spectacular views
Favorite Outdoor Areas:
It’s a tie between Bugaboo Provincial Park, Canada, and Indian Creek, Utah.
Most Interesting Place Ever Lived:
Shared international house in Jackson, Wyoming
Least Interesting Place Ever Lived:
Middle of nowhere, Moreland, Idaho
Top-Five Favorite Movies:
Hot Rod, Good Will Hunting, The Prestige, We Were Soldiers, Star Wars
Top-five favorite books:
The Martian, Wise Man’s Fear, Mistborn, I, Robot, The Way of Kings
Top-five favorite bands:
Brick + Mortar, Fall Out Boy, Nothing But Thieves, Twenty One Pilots, Kid Cudi
“Bones mend. Regret stays with you forever.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Either climbing big objectives in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, the Karakorum, or Baffin Island; or relaxing and cragging with great friends
Cake or Pie:
Pie, every time. Preferably pecan pie.
Photos: Justin Fisher Collection
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