​Dr. Jon Kedrowski

Summit of Mount Everest, May 26, 2012

Jon Kedrowski Ph.D. grew up in Vail, Colorado where he has climbed over 1,000 ascents of the Colorado peaks, including hundreds of ski descents, (Including all of Colorado's 14,000' peaks and nearly all the 13ers) in every season. He has climbed 6 of the 7 continental summits, including Mt. Everest in 2012. His training ground also included the mighty Mount Rainier volcano which he has climbed over 25 times and skied on numerous occasions. 

His expeditions to Everest in recent years (2012 & 2015) have been featured on Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, NBC, Dateline NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and CNN. On April 25, 2015, Jon was at Everest Base camp in Nepal when a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck.  All summit attempts were aborted but Jon was able to assist the Nepalese people with rescue efforts.

In addition to Everest, Jon also skied Gasherbrum II in Pakistan in 2013, an 8000m peak near K2 in the Karakoram.


Jon is the author of two books: “Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys” and “Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes”.  He is also an expedition leader, guide, and sought-after keynote speaker.  In Jon’s talks, mountains are metaphors for accomplishing goals in life, both professionally and personally.


You will often find Dr. Jon outdoors hiking, climbing, or skiing…with his camera in hand…experiencing the next big adventure.


Recent Projects & Mountains Climbed:

2017- Denali, Alaska 20,320'/6194m  Summit and Ski June 13, 2017

​2017- Puncak Jaya (Carstenz Pyramid) Indonesia 16,024'/4884m

          Summit on Feb 23, 2017 Oceania/Australia High Summit


2016- Skied each of Colorado’s 54 14,000’ Peaks (January to June)

           visit www.14erskirecord.com
2016- Release of second book: Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits:

Cascade Volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest

2015- Mount Lhotse/Mount Everest April/May 2015 (earthquake) 
2015- Mount Everest Basecamp 17,500’/5300m Trek Guide

2014- Aconcagua Argentina, South America 6969m/22,841’ February 2014 (2nd Summit of the peak) 
2014- Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Africa 5895m/19,341’  Summit June 27, 2014
2014- Sleeping on the Summits II Project: Skied the 20 Highest Cascade Volcanoes in the US in 30 Days.  (Book Project) May 2014.

           Major Glaciated Cascade Volcanoes: Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, Mount Jefferson, Mt. Hood and more.


2013- Gasherbrum II, Karakoram, Pakistan 8028m/26,369’ June/July August 

2013- Sierra Bivys- Sleeping on the Summits, climbed the 14 official California 14ers and spent the night on each summit (May and Oct 2013)


2012- Mount Everest- 29,028'/8850m - Summit May 26, 2012

2012- Release of first book: Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys


2011- First person to spend the night on the summit of the 58 official Colorado 14,000' peaks

          Project started June 23, 2011 and finished September 28, 2011. 58 peaks in 95 days. (Book Project)


2010- Aconcagua Argentina, South America 6969m/22,841’ January 2010 (1st Summit of the peak)

2010- Pico de Orizaba Mexico, 5615m/18,410' March 2010 (2nd Summit of the peak)


2009- Pico De Orizaba, Jamapa Glacier Mexico  5615m/18,410’  (January 2009- 3 mexican summits in 5 days)

2009- Iztacchuatl, Volcano Mexico  5200/17,600'
2009- Popocapetl Volcano, Mexico  5450m/17,900’

2009- Denali, Alaska 6194’/20,320’ May 23, 2009 Summit 


2007-2016  25 Ascents to the Summit of Mount Rainier 4392m/14,411’ (numerous trips to below the summit crater as well)
2008-2009 Two summers as a National Parks Consultant to the Climbing Ranger Program for Doctoral Dissertation
                   Participated in Glacier Travel/Crevasse Rescue Programs & Ranger Patrols


2010-          Ascent of Liberty Ridge Mount Rainier
2010-2016   4 Separate Ski Descents of the Mountain (Emmons, DC, Gib Chute, Fuhrer Finger)
2007-2016  Mount Rainier Ascents from 6 Different Routes (Muir/DC, Emmons, Liberty Ridge, Gibraltar, Nisqually Glacier, Tahoma Glacier) 


2006 – Peak Lenin Kyrgyzstan 7134m / 24,100’ Aug/Sept 


2005- Elbrus, Russia 5642m/18,500’ July Summit 


1999- First Finished climbing every Colorado 14,000' Peak

2005, 2011, 2016 - Three separate times Climbing All 58 Colorado 14ers within the same calendar year.







Meet Dr. Jon