Piton Exploration’s Founder
Cody Pink’s professional experience has ranged from regional scale property identification & selection through to asset acquisition, evaluation, & production.
His responsibilities have included all aspects of project advancement, from the beginning stages of budget proposals and permitting through to implementation of geotechnical, geochemical and geophysical surveys, mapping, drill targeting, drilling, logging, regulatory compliance, reclamation, and synthesis. He is skilled in project management, supervision of complex logistics, technical writing, and hands-on engagement with onshore and offshore drilling operations.
Over time, he has developed expertise working in very remote and technically challenging terrain, often using a wide variety of fixed and rotor-wing aircraft, watercraft, and rope-access techniques in order to safely and efficiently access project sites. He assists mining, oil and gas, and construction companies with economic development through effective resource management and stewardship.
Cody is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He holds memberships with the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association and Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians, and is one of the only professional geologists in Alaska qualified to do high-angle rope access work. This is what inspired the company name: a piton is a metal spike driven into a rock to act as an anchor and protect a climber from falling. Cody is also a certified Wilderness First Responder.
He currently lives in Palmer, Alaska, and spends his free time hiking, climbing, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, and exploring with his German shorthaired pointer, Teton.