John “Jack” Reed Fields, Jr. passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, from injuries sustained in a skiing accident on the South Teton in Grand Teton National Park.
Jack was born in New York City on July 29, 1990, and moved to Wilton, Conn., when he was a year old. He attended Wilton Public Schools and graduated from Wilton High School in 2008. As a child, Jack was a camper at Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Wyoming, and during his junior year of high school, Jack attended High Mountain Institute (“HMI”) in Leadville, Colo. These two experiences are where he developed his love of the West and the mountains. While attending HMI, Jack was exposed to telemark skiing and rock climbing, and his passions were born.