Adam Sotkin

I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where I studied mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado. I’ve called Salt Lake City home since 2014.


What do you like about BLUE ICE

Going to work with friends every day.


Your own definition of the word « mountain »

A large steep hill.

Your mountain specialty

Ski touring.


Your best memory in the mountains

Powder days with friends are hard to beat.


Your worst memory in the mountains

Friends getting injured.


A mountain ritual

Checking the weather and avy forecast with my morning coffee.


Your favorite BLUE ICE product

Whatever I’m currently working on.


Your dream route, the one you’d love to climb one day

Landry Line, Pyramid Peak.


A climber who inspire(d) you

Bill Briggs.


Your motto

Don’t know until you go.


Your secret spot (and why) for…

Ski touring – The Oquirrh range. Salt Lake’s much less visited mountains on the west side of the valley.

Favorite mountain hut – Refugio Frey in Bariloche Argentina. Hard to beat the setting and great terrain.


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