Mark Holton


Director of Outdoor Programs

After 24 years in Ithaca, Mark considers himself a transplanted local. Mark is the director of outdoor programs and risk management for Cornell Outdoor Education. When asked in elementary school what his ambition in life was he answered, "To be arboreal." He came close — during graduate school Mark lived in a tree for three years in central NY (yes, even through the winters with no heat, electricity or plumbing!) Mark has rock climbed extensively all throughout the USA and has also climbed snowy mountains in the Andes. He brings 10 years of experience leading wilderness trips.


Cornell's own David Katz worked on both sides of the lens to help Joe Pontecorvo with his recent episode of PBS Nature on Yosemite more

CTC in Madagascar

Jan 06, 2017

Cornell students travel to Madagascar to climb the iconic Baobab trees more

CTC collaborator Charlie Engelman launches a nature video series on National Geographic Kids. more