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Growing up skiing and biking the farm hills of Southern MN, Carl had the passion to explore and seek adventure at an early age. After graduating with a degree in Urban and Recreational Forestry from the University of WI, Stevens Point, he moved to Alaska to start a career in he outdoors. Piloting boats in Prince William Sound, teaching skiing and avalanche safety, Carl gained a great platform for new exploration. He soon became an active ice climber, ski mountaineer and avalanche forecaster in Girdwood, AK. Ski mountaineering in AK gave way to skiing and running in Northern Minnesota. He resides year round in Ely and is an avid ultra trail runner and skier. Races completed include the Arrowhead 135, Superior 100, Kettle Morain 100, Zumbro 100, Wild Duluth 100 and the Black Hills 100. Besides racing, Carl enjoys skiing, canoeing, camping, running with his family and friends, and helping others discover and enjoy the outdoors in the Northwoods.