Chris Mattingly Photo Member #: 104
Member Year: 2022
Chris Mattingly
Bio Summary
Community Activity Summary
Wherever Chris lived, he was involved in every city or base like he lived there his whole life. From church activities, seasons and services to ushering and the phrase of the week signage out front, Chris was on the church council several years and Lay Vicar one year. Scouts was a major aspect of the lives of his boys as well as his. He likes to take care of the environment so that his grandchildren will be able to enjoy the outdoors, too.
Occupation Summary
Chris' became an Aircraft Maintenance Officer and was assigned to numerous units while serving in the US, the Pacific, and Europe. His career was spent mostly in fighter aircraft units and staff positions.
AdAmAn Service
Skiing was his first real outdoor activity. Mountaineering came next. His hobbies include 400+ sport skydiving jumps, Jumpmaster, Parachute Rigger and Instructor. He has over 200 flying hours, plus his FAA Commercial and Instrument Pilot ratings. Hiking the Colorado Trail and scuba diving. Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay in his 30-foot Catalina. Dabbles in stained glass artwork. He built a koi pond with a waterfall and watches his koi thrive. He loves being outside regardless the weather (almost!)
Climbing Experience Summary


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He is a member of the Friends of the Peak and has worked on many trails in the Pikes Peak region.

He is an active Colorado Mountain Club member having served on the Pikes Peak Group Council for several years as the lead Trip Leader.  He has given instruction to members involving navigation, camping, snow travel, and a little crevasse rescue. He was also involved in the recent overhaul of the A Frame by the CMC.

During his employment with REI, he has been the go to person for information on climbing Colorado’s 14ers.  Answering questions while on the floor, but also teaching classes in Winter Mountaineering, climbing 14ers and basic camping classes.

Chris was actively involved as an adult Scout leader in various positions with Tigers, Cubs, and Boy Scouts in the BSA at five locations (including overseas) for 19 years with 3 of his sons earning their Eagle Scout Award.   He served as a Cub Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Scout Patrol Advisor and Assistant Scoutmaster.  He also earned his Woodbadge Award.  He was also an Adult Leader for both a Sea Base scout trip to the Bahamas and a Philmont Scout Ranch trip in New Mexico.

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Memories From First Climb
Memories From First Member Year
Memories of Family
Favorite Memories from Climbing Fourteeners
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Memories of Worst Gear Failure