Steve Veit lives in California’s Napa Valley, not far from his favorite hiking, climbing and skiing spots in the Sierra. Steve has climbed and hiked in the US and Canadian Rockies, the Cascades, the Alaska Range, the Swiss, German and Austrian Alps, and the Himalayas of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet. He enjoys leading service trips, a great way to explore a natural area while doing something useful to preserve and maintain it. He also enjoys leading international trips, observing traditions that other cultures have developed for living in harmony with their natural environments, and learning how they adapt these traditions to a changing world. A Sierra Club leader since 2010, Steve is a wilderness first responder.