Welcome Johnny Collinson to the Just Live Team
As the legend goes, it was Sir Isaac Newton who coined the familiar adage, “What goes up must come down,” while sitting under an apple tree. Of course, he was talking about gravity, but he could’ve been talking about Just Live’s newest athlete, mountaineer and big mountain free-skier Johnny Collinson, who regularly climbs up the gnarliest mountains in the world and then skis down them.
Collinson, the son of an endurance athlete mom and a ski patrol director dad, grew up in Snowbird, Utah, at the base of the world famous ski resort. Along with his sister, Angel, he spent his childhood summers hiking and backpacking around the western United States.
At age 4, he scaled Mt. Rainier in Washington state. By the time he was 6, he added the California peaks of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Whitney to the list. And when Johnny was just 17 years old, he summited Mt. Everest to become one of the youngest people ever to scale the Seven Summits, which are the highest mountains on each of the seven continents.
During his Everest climb, the sherpas gave him the nickname “White Sherpa” after, instead of sleeping, the indefatigable Collinson helped an altitude sick adult rehydrate and recover. Would you expect any less from someone who has been honing his high-altitude climbing ability since he was 4 years old?