Jared Empey

Jared is an Idaho native originally from Idaho Falls, but now lives in Kuna. He discovered his love for hiking and climbing after the tragic loss of his oldest son in 2017. As part of many hiking, snowshoe, and climbing adventures, Jared is often accompanied by Pete the Cat as a tribute to his son. Jared’s adventures often take him to the Boise Mountains and Soldier Mountains with occasional adventures throughout the Pioneers, Lost Rivers, Lemhis, and Sawtooths. On easier climbs, his sons often go in tow. When not climbing, Jared is often looking for unexplored routes and gardening.