Watch as couple Jess and Allison Roskelley climb the classic Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Colorado. “Doing life together, doing it well,” – that’s what drives the partners-in-life who share a passion for the mountains and the backcountry.
Jess began his career as a guide on Mount Rainier after having passed the Rainier Mountain Guides exam at the age of 18. By 20, he had reached the summit 35 times as a guide. In March 2003, Jess and his father, mountaineer John Roskelley, travelled to Mount Everest as members of an expedition named Generations on Everest. The expedition marked Jess’s first attempt at the Everest summit, while it was his father’s fourth attempt, having failed on three attempts earlier in his career. They successfully reached the summit on May 21, 2003, at which time Jess, at the age of 20, became the youngest American to have reached the summit of Everest.