John Hauf, Director and Founder, owns and operates Patagonia Frontiers
Trained as a climber and wildlife biologist at Ohio State University, John has had a particular affinity for wild places ever since he was a child. He is an educator, mountaineer, explorer, entrepreneur and a true believer in the power of trust, respect and tolerance.
He has climbed extensively in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. His climbs have included Kilimanjaro, Denali, Aconcagua, Mexico, Yosemite, New Zealand and many others.
John had a 24-year long career with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) where he founded and directed the Patagonia branch for fifteen years leading numerous expeditions and field time. He founded Patagonia Frontiers in 1999. In addition, John was a member of Chile's National Committee on Safety and Risk Prevention in Mountain Sports and a private outdoor risk management consultant.
When John isn't at home in Patagonia, he guides in many other places including Kilimanjaro and Denali.
Certifications: Wilderness First Responder/CPR, Leave No Trace Master Educator