Carrie Parker
Guide: Washington

Carrie grew up in the flatlands of the Midwest and developed her love of climbing during college at the University of Oregon. Originally heading west to play lacrosse, Carrie quit the sport after visiting the local climbing gym where she developed an immediate addiction. As an instructor for Remote Medical International, Carrie has a passion for patient care, and can be found teaching numerous first aid, wilderness first responder, EMT, and rope rescue courses. She has a B.A. in Natural Hazard Mitigation and Accident Response from the University of Oregon. A certified Paramedic since 2009, Carrie has worked as a Paramedic for Albuquerque Ambulance Service for the last two and a half years. Carrie is currently interested in finance and entrepreneurship, and is currently working on her own start-up company, Progression Climbing, LLC. This is her 7th year guiding professionally.

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Significant Ascents

40+ ascents of Mount Rainier via four routes
1 Denali summit and expedition
1 Cotopaxi summit and expedition, Ecuador
Extensive rock climbing throughout the United States, Canada, Greece, Thailand, and Nepal
Rock ascents up to 5.13a (sport), and 5.12a (traditional)
In June of 2014, ranked in the top 20 for female sport climbers in the United States on the website 8a.nu

Certifications

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
Paramedic
Basic Life Support Instructor/ EMT Instructor
CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer