Land of the Earth-born Spirit

ABOUT

Skip Harper

ROCK CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE

Extensive climbing and guiding, 25+ years.
Correspondent at Large, Rock and Ice Magazine, 6 years.
Developed over 500 new ‘traditional’ and ‘sport’ routes ranging
in grade from 5.7 to 5.12b at altitudes from sea level to   13,000 feet.
Established new, original climbing areas on Cayman Brac (1996 – 2009).
Also on Mona Island (Puerto Rico, 1996),
SABA (proposed, 2011) and CUBA (1997, 1998).

AUTHOR: BOOKS AND ARTICLES

Co-Author: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Greyrock.
Text by Craig Luebben, illustrations by Skip Harper.
The Horsetooth Press, Ft. Collins, CO (’91)
Co-Author: Heel and Toe, the climbs
of Greater Vedauwoo, Wyoming.
Heel and Toe Pub, Ft. Collins, CO (’94)
Adventuring on Cayman Brac: A guide to great
adventures on this small Caribbean gem.
Heel and Toe Pub., Ft. Collins, CO (’02)

Hidden Treasure (with Craig Luebben), Rock and Ice (’95)
Crack in Moderation, CLIMBING (’96)
Back on Brac: Limestone climbing in the Caribbean, Rock and Ice (’97)
Red Rocks Nevada: Cold weather climbs, Rock and Ice (’97)
Fremont Canyon: climbs of the wild west, Rock and Ice Miniguide (’98)
Diamonds in the Rough: alpine adventure climbing
  In southeast Wyoming, Rock and Ice Miniguide (’00)
A Great Escape: Little Cayman and Cayman Brac Might Be
  Paradise on Earth. Destination Cayman, (’04, entire year)
More………

Consultant, Volunteer/employee,
Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest
U. S. National Forest Service.
(2009-2012)

Climbed all Colorado 14ers at least once except Culebra
(some multiple times in all seasons)
(Various: 1954-2010)

OTHER NOTABLE PEAKS AND PLACES CLIMBED

Shiprock, NM with Buz Sullivan (1955):

THE MEXICAN VOLCANOS (2004-2005)
Orizaba (18,491’) with Jamie Pierce , Popocatepetl (17,900’ by special permit)
and Iztachiquatal (17,160’) with Andres Delgado

SOUTH AMERICA (2004-2006)
Chimborazo, Equador (20,548’) with Craig Luebben
Cotopaxi, Equador (19,347’) with Hector Ponce
Aconcagua via the Swedish Route, Argentina (22,800’) with Andres Delgado

AFRICA (2004-2006)
Kilimanjaro (19,631’) with Jamie Pierce
Mawensi via Hans Meyor Peak (16,893’) with Andres Delgado
Mt. Kenya via Nelion (17,021’) with Jamie Pierce and Ernie Johnson

NEPAL (2006)
Everest Base Camp (18,000’)
Cho La Pass (15,850’) with Phu Tashi Sherpa
6th Lake at Gokyo (18,142’) with Phu Tashi Sherpa
Gokyo Ri (17,575’) solo
Kala Patar (16.942’) solo

FRANCE (2004-2008)
Mt. Blanc via SW Face (15,774’)
Mt. Maudit (14,649’)
Aiguille Verte (13,524’) with Simon Vasquez
Grandes Jorasses (13,806’) with Simon Vasquez
Dent du Geant (13,166’) with Simon Vasquez

SWITZERLAND (1998, 2002-2005)
The Eiger via the Mittellegi Ridge (solo) And
The Standard NW Face (13,025’) with Benny Julen
The Matterhorn via the Schmidt Route (16,492’) with Benny Julen
Monte Rosa, Dufour Peak (15,200’) with Enrico Maioni

ITALY (1998)
Cima Grande via Comici-Dimai Route (9,839’) with Enrico Maioni

MALLORCA
Many routes at several locations

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Born: Denver, Colorado
South High School, Denver, CO (1960)
University of Denver (1960-1961)
University of California, Los Angeles (1962-1963)
Colorado State University
B. Sci., Biological Sciences (1964)
M. Sci., Neuroanatomy (1966)
National Institute of Mental Health
Predoctoral Fellow (1967-1968)
Ph. D., Neurophysiology and Biophysics (1969)
Postdoctoral Studies in Neurogenesis and Neural Pathway Tracing (1970)
Associate Professor (and other affiliations), Department of Psychiatry and Neurology,
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA (1971-86)


PAST FACULTY, TEACHING and CONSULTING POSITIONS

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Hospital, Covington, LA
Veterans Administration Hospital, New Orleans, LA
The Oschner Neurological Service, New Orleans, LA

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Neurogenesis and brain plasticity
Brain cell transplantation
Advanced Neurosurgical Procedures
Stereotaxic depth electrode implantation
AUTHOR: Many scientific articles and books
** See for example: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVORS

Exec and Owner (past) of 7 corporations involving maritime
transportation, ocean-going tugs, supply vessels
and trucking operations.
Member: The President’s Club, The Heritage Foundation

BIOGRAPHIC CITATIONS

American Men and Women of
Medical Science, 1975.
Personalities of the South
Bicentennial Edition, 1976.

DIVING EXPERIENCE

PADI Pro 25+ YEARS
Padi Instructor, now AI #46614
3300+ logged hours underwater at a multitude of locations
Including:
U. S. Coastal waters, throughout the Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean Sea,
Red Sea, Guam, French Polynesia, New Hebrides (Vanuatu, etc), Fiji, New Guinea, New Zealand,
Micronesia (Yap, Truk, Palau), the Philippine Islands (Bohol, Leyte – Lima Sawa, Belicasag, Palawan),
Australia (Great Barrier, etc.) and other locations.

STAND IN AND STUNTS

Walker, Texas Ranger
Top Kick Productions.
2017
Currently living in Fort Collins, CO
and continuing to explore the world.

WHAT A RIDE!!

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