Sterling Athletes Team
Name: Ben Gilmore
How did you get started climbing? I started climbing in Maine while attending college next to Acadia National Park.
How old were you when you started? 20
Who or what inspired you to start climbing? Seeing climbers on cliffs next to my hiking trails.
Who served as your inspiration in life? Mom, Dad and Jack Tackle.
What was your first outdoor climb? The Flake, TR at Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park.
What do you do when you're not climbing? Work as a guide.
Any training advice or suggestions? I've been training in Jackson Wyoming with Rob Shaul at Mountain Athlete. I've never felt stronger, and my lower back problems have vanished.
What do you feel is your best accomplishment, outside of climbing? Replacing my Vanagon head gaskets myself and having that job last 150,000 miles.
What do you feel is your best accomplishment within climbing? Arctic Rage FA on East Face of the Mooses Tooth in 2004.
If you could have 1 superpower what would it be? Teleportation
If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be? (no wishing for more wishes) Love, Adventure, Stability
What was your favorite childhood cartoon? Speed Racer