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Jan Studebaker
Worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Attended Ohio Technical Institute
Lives in Jemez Mountains, NM
Active outdoor adventurer.
Jan has always loved the outdoors, where his favorite activities have been rock climbing, mountain biking, downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, canyoneering, backpacking, mountaineering, trail running, rafting, and hiking. He has given up a number of his outdoor activities due to injuries, but happily continues many with his soul-mate Mary who is an original Yosemite "Dirtbag" and a current co-organizer of Santa Fe Sierra Club outings.

Jan participates in many activities of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, where he was the club's webmaster for at least 18 years, and past president, vice-president, climbing school director, climbing school instructor (many years), rescue director (2 years), equipment manager (2 years), and board member-at-large (2 years). In 2005 the LAM Board bestowed on him honorary "Lifetime Member" status, and he was a recipient of the the clubs "Distinguished Service Award". Jan was again honored by the Mountaineers  in 2012 for his "commitment to excellence during three decades of service". In addition, he has lead several hundred trips of all descriptions for club members and friends. 

Memorable ascents include the Bugaboo Spire's Kain Route, Mount Rainier's Liberty Ridge, Devil's Tower Durrance Route, Grand Teton's Direct Exum Ridge, Pingora's Northeast Face, Wolf's Head East Ridge, Crestone Needle's Ellingwood Ledges, Hallett Peak's Northcutt-Carter Route, Petit Grepon's South Face, Shiprock's Standard Route, Castleton Tower's Kor-Ingalls Route, Middle Cathedral Rock's East Buttress, Half Dome's Snake Dike, Fairview Dome's North Face, Charlotte Dome's South Face, Lover's Leap Traveler Buttress, Red Rocks' Epinephrine, Crestone Peak's Red Gully, Mount of the Holy Cross's Holy Cross Couloir, and the Blanca-Little Bear traverse; many of which were repeated....some several times.

Jan likes to keep busy, so has often supplemented his activities with volunteer activities. He is currently the secretary and webmaster of GEJWUIC, and recent past vice-president of his home owners association (SLPPOA).

Jan retired on July 1, 2003 after almost 40 years with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Jan was a physics technician with a strong background in analog electronics, computers, web development, computer security, lasers, x-ray systems, optics, accelerators, digital imaging, and diagnostics development. View Jan's professional resume.

Jan is currently recovering from a full hip replacement (December, 2013); he is healing at a rapid pace and plans to be "back" soon!
  • Ohio Technical Institute
    Associate Electrical Engineer - Valedictorian
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Outdoor adventurer, community volunteer, and retired physics/electronics technician
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    1965 - 2003
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Jemez Mountains, NM
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