Bert Fingerhut’s first encounter with Grand Canyon was over 50 years ago and he has been leading and participating on National Sierra Club Outings in Grand Canyon and Southern Utah for over 40 years. He has extensive experience with outdoor wilderness medicine (past wilderness EMT/current WFR) and wilderness search and rescue. He also served as a director of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He has been active in conservation issues around the Colorado Plateau for much of his adult life and is a past and current board member of several national and regional conservation organizations. Bert lives in Palo Alto, California.