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Jon Kermit Fredland

Title: American Mountaineer and Owner
Company: Fredland Jewelers
Location: Nampa, Idaho, United States

Jon Kermit Fredland, owner and American mountaineer at Fredland Jewelers, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmentalism.

Since 1956, Mr. Fredland has excelled in the field of mountaineering. As an American Mountaineer, he has climbed to the peaks of over 3,000 mountains. On average, he climbs 60 to 70 mountains each year. During his climbs, he collects stones and observes wildlife in locations seldom visited by man. Adjacent to his primary vocation as an explorer, Mr. Fredland also owns Fredland Jewelers, a shop in which he buys and sells valuable gem stones, many of which he finds during his mountain excursions.

Having grown up in the Pacific Palisades, located near the Santa Monica Mountains in California, Mr. Fredland discovered his interest as an outdoorsman at an early age. Of the many mountains he has climbed, he is most notably proud to have completed treks on Mount Orizaba and Picacho del Diablo, the latter of which is often referred to as Cerro de la Encantada, which translates to “Hill of the Enchanted” or “Hill of the Bewitched.” Shortly after turning 70 years old, he climbed Idaho’s Trinity Mountain, making it the 3,000th mountain he has climbed. 

Mr. Fredland previously pursued a formal education at Weber State College, where he earned an associate’s degree in geology in 1973. In addition to his academic credentials, he is also a practiced numismatist. As part of his professional dedication, he remains affiliated with the Gemological Institute of America Inc. and the American Numismatic Association. Well regarded for his dedication to civic advocacy, Mr. Fredland also regularly volunteers with the Sierra Club.

Accounting for his many accomplishments, Mr. Fredland regards becoming an Eagle Scout at the age of 13 as one of his greatest achievements. He attributes much of his success to his instincts as a survivalist, in addition to a fair amount of luck. Outside of his professional endeavors, he can often be found listening to music and going to concerts, and he is a proud supporter of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Looking to the future, Mr. Fredland is excited to scale Mount Evans and Pikes Peak, two of the most notable mountains in Colorado, alongside his friends.

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