Dr. Steve Halvorson
Steve has had the good fortune of integrating interests in wilderness, medicine, travel and rope work. He has served various roles for urban and rural youth corps, taught climbing and guided river trips in the US and Central America. While a medical student at the University of New Mexico, he initiated research in acute mountain sickness and subsequently volunteered for the Himalayan Rescue Association in Pheriche, Nepal, and with the Everest ER. He currently is the co-medical director for the Hardrock 100 and serves as physician advisor for youth development groups and wilderness outfitters. He continues to teach wilderness medicine for Wilderness Medical Associates, and pursues opportunities to explore the intersection of technical rope rescue and pre-hospital medicine. For a day job, he works in rural emergency medicine departments in Montana. When not at work, he drafts his wife and son through the varied terrain of the Northern Rockies.