Mark Synnott - Life on the Vertical
Student Matinees

Student Matinee | Life on the Vertical

  • Mark Synnott, Climber

Mark Synnott is a man ever on the brink of discovery. As a big wall rock climber, he’s made legendary first ascents of some of the world’s tallest and most forbidding walls, from those in Baffin Island to Pakistan. Today he uses his skills to break scientific ground, reaching incredibly inaccessible environments in search of rare species. Synnott’s stories from the cliffs inspire students to leverage their own unique skills and make their own discoveries.

Mark Synnott
About the speaker
Mark Synnott, Climber

Mark Synnott is a pioneering big wall climber and one of the most prolific adventurers of his generation. His search for unclimbed and unexplored rock walls has taken him on nearly 30 expeditions.

Speaker Highlights
Mark is a certified mountain guide and the owner and director of one of the premier guide services in the east: Synnott Mountain Guides.
He is one of the first climbers to explore Baffin Island's remote east coast.
In Auyuittuq National Park, Mark completed the first ski descent of the South Face of Mt. Odin via a 5000' couloir.
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