Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell is the lead instructor for Jack Mountain’s immersion programs. He is an alumnus of Jack Mountain and a registered Maine guide.

Christopher is a passionate outdoorsman, whittling fanatic,  and writer who enjoys having the opportunity to share that passion. Christopher has solo-hiked half the Appalachian trail, canoed in the north Maine woods and camped out anywhere he could find a flat site for his tent, including the hills of Arkansas, mountains in Nova Scotia and as much of his native Maryland as possible.

  • Studied Political Science at Webster University in St. Louis.
  • Completed the Jack Mountain journeyman certification June 2016.
  • Snowshoed with the Cree in Northern Quebec.
  • Completed Jack Mountain’s Boreal Snowshoe expedition.
  • Became a registered Maine guide in September 2017.
  • Guided Snowshoe outings in the Green Mountain region of Vermont.
  • Completed a swift water rescue course through Northeast Whitewater Guide service.
  • Lived in a primitive shelter for seven straight months.
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