began climbing in 1999 in Acadia National Park, not far from his
family's home in Bar Harbor.
Since then, Owen
has climbed throughout the U.S. and in Canada, including first ascents on the southwest coast of Newfoundland.
In addition to his work as a rock climbing guide, Owen has guided backpacking and snow mountaineering courses in the Southern Alaskan Range for two seasons (he was once charged by an adult grizzly).
Owen is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and the University of Vermont, where in 2006 he received a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Planning.
2010 will be Owen's sixth season with ACS
Owen is an AMGA Certified Top Rope Site Manager and a Certified Wilderness First Responder.