Walker Williams Mackey ResumeBlack Canyon
Climbing in The Black Canyon National Park

Walker Williams Mackey


945 Grape Ave. Boulder, CO. 80304

Professional Profile

Walker Mackey is a graduate with a bachelor’s of arts degree in Outdoor Leadership with an emphases in Team Leadership Education from Western State College of Colorado. Since obtaining this education, Walker has worked as an instructor/guide in Skydiving/Cliff Jumping and Climbing. Walker is owner of Vertical Life Productions an adventure sports photograph and video production company. He has been interested in working at heights his whole life. He has experience in expedition team management and is also familiar with technical rigging and aerial free fall photography. In 2009 he received a Mountain Fellowship Grant from the American Alpine Club to conduct an expedition to Patagonia were he successfully established a new route on El Cuchillo a virgin mountain spire in the French Valley of Torres Del Paine. In 2010 Walker obtained his Accelerated Free Fall certification and started his free fall career. He is intimately familiar and passionate about instructional work and safely rigging at heights, as well as monitoring and maintaining team composure in survival situations. He has a passion for maintaining highly effective team work, focused on improvement, and strives for perfection which yields a higher-level of results. Walker has been traveling the world, dedicated to the vertical way of life. He one day hopes to successfully complete his dream of climbing new routes in alpine style and wing suit mountain flying from the top.

• IRATA and SPRAT level 3 certified • Semi-fluent in Spanish • Wilderness First Responder Medical Training • Indoor Climbing Wall Rigging Experience Route Setting (Animas City Rock Gym, Durango) • Outdoor Guiding Experience • OSHA Training Certified • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training • Professional Stuntmen • D Skydiving License/Couch Rating/Wing Suit and Free Fly Instructor • Technical Vertical Equipment Rigging Specialist

Professional Accomplishments


• Published Author (2010 American Alpine Journal) • Treatment Plant Technician (URS) • Professional Skydiving Instructor (The Parachute Center) • Professional Photographer and Video Producer • Wing Suit Camera Man (Liftoff TV show/Sunshine Superman Movie) • BASE Jumping instructor Stavanger BASE Klubb • Guide for Erratic Rock Mountain Guides, Patagonia and Crested Butte Mountain Guides, Crested Butte. • Rigging Technician for Altitude Painting/Altitude Property Management, Crested Butte. • Bike Mechanic for Delaware North Companies in Yosemite National Park. •


• Bachelor’s of arts degree in Outdoor Leadership and Resort Management • Completion of confined space and heights safety training. • IRATA and SPRAT level Three Certification (Rope Works), Reno • Coordinated and planned logistics for a successful Western State Mt. Denali Expedition in Alaska. (January 2007-April 2007)• Completed a 40 hr. OSHA Training Instruction, Rocky Mountain Education Center. • Wilderness First Responder Certified. • Outdoor education teaching internship program at Gunnison High School. (January 2008-May 2008)

Leisure Time

• Human Flight • Natural Biology and Environmental Biology • Big Wall Climbing and Alpine Style Mountaineering • Exploration of the Spanish Language and Patagonian Culture. • Physiological Relaxation in Hand Drumming


Leo Malloy (Gunnison High School) (970) 641-7700 ext.3626, 800 W. Ohio Ave. Gunnison, CO 81230 (

Scott Thorburn (Scott Construction) (303) 652-2955, 7784 Crestview Ln. Longmont, CO 80504 (

Steve Banks (Crested Butte Mountain Guides) (970) 349-5430, P.O. Box 1718 Crested Butte, CO 81224 (

Steve Schneider (Blond Ambition Guiding) (209) 988-9044, 686 Poirier St. Oakland, CA 94609 (

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