Portrait of Adrian Ballinger at Squaw Valley High Camp at Squaw Valley Ski resort in Lake Tahoe, California.
Ballinger is the owner of Alpenglow Expeditions, a mountaineering guide company based in Olympic Valley, California at the base of Squaw Valley Ski Resort that specializes in high altitude guiding worldwide. Ballinger is recovering from a recent Mt. Everest attempt with only a 2-3 week break before he climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro.
CREDIT: Jamie Kingham for The Wall Street Journal