Dan Saxton

Dan Saxton is a dedicated peakbagger, always chasing the summits where they’re at. He grew up in New York and as a kid scampered all over the Catskills, Adirondacks, White Mountains, and the Maine Woods. Since then, his journeys have taken him to California, and now to Montana, where he has made Missoula his base for the last couple years. Dan is particularly interested in prominence peaks and plans to climb all the important summits in the Northern American Rockies. He also favors out-of-the way locations that do not have much information, heightening his sense of exploration. Most of Dan’s peaks to date since he moved to Missoula have been in Montana, but he has ventured into Idaho a few times and especially loved the Lemhi Range. Dan has also climbed Borah Peak, in 2000, which was the highest summit he climbed for almost a decade until he went to California and the Sierra Nevada. It is still one of his most memorable accomplishments! Dan hopes to further explore the Lemhis, Lost Rivers, Pioneers, White Clouds, Sawtooths, Salmon country, and all other interesting corners of Idaho. He also maintains a peak list under his name at Lists of John.