Todd Vogel Todd Vogel

Todd Vogel is a mountain guide and outdoor instructor from California's Eastern Sierra. He owns Outdoor Link, llc, a respected outdoor education firm, Sierra Mountain Center, and is co-owner of Wilson's Eastside Sports, a mountain sports retailer, in Bishop, CA. He is an AMGA certified rock and alpine guide and has been a ski guide for over twenty five years. He was one of the developers of the AMGA's Top Rope Site Manager program - a predecessor to the PCIA outdoor program -  and works extensively in the institutional climbing field. Lately he has discovered a love of ultra distance running.
He was a key member of the AMGA's accreditation committee from the late 1990's to the mid 2000's, helping align that program with modern field and administrative practices. His work for the last ten years has been primarily in outdoor education, focusing on the PCIA Base Managed Climbing Instructor program, outdoor programs for schools, technical trainings for outdoor leaders, and outdoor/wilderness-based organizational development programs for community and business leaders. He is also involved in public land education and stewardship, leading many volunteer groups on trail work and other service projects.