Yeah, he looks more like a punk rocker than a world class athlete. We suspect he likes it that way. But in 1988, Mark Twight climbed to the top of a 3,000-foot high frozen waterfall in the Canadian Rockies. That feat has never been equaled. His athletic prowess is legendary—Twight made first ascents in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For 20 years, his life was climbing.

Mark Twight
Photo courtesy Mark Twight

Well, and music. The punk look isn’t an act—Mark Twight loves punk music—and a yellow Walkman always accompanied him on his journeys.

Along with the ecstasy, comes the extreme agony from years of perilous climbs and Twight decided to stop climbing, leaving a potentially huge void in his life which he immediate filled with other adventures like writing and instructing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, his post-alpine life even led to professionally train actors like Jason Momoa, while filming “Aquaman.”

But Twight reached another peak with his photography. You can take a peek (haha) this weekend in Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll announces a one-night gallery reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Wildwood Productions, 972 South 300 West featuring photographs from Mark Twight newest book, REFUGE, along with a multi-media (expect some punk tunes) presentation from the man himself at 7 p.m.

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