Alexa Cathcart

    Alexa Cathcart

    Guide: Washington

    Originally from Washington, Alexa grew up playing in the Cascades. She attended the University of Washington, where she majored in Law, Societies and Justice and Swedish language. Taking a 180 after college and a brief stint working at a law firm, she began her guiding career on Mount Shasta in California. Her outdoor adventures have brought her many places including British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, California and the Alps. Alexa likes spending longs days on skis, particularly deep in the mountains on ski traverses. She enjoys guiding because it allows her to share her love and knowledge of the outdoors with others.

    Significant Ascents

    Mount Shasta via 6 routes
    Mount Baker
    Mount Hood
    Mount Adams
    Bonanza Peak – Isella Glacier
    Ski descents of various Cascades peaks including Mount Stuart, The Torment-Forbidden Traverse, Clark, Eldorado, and many more.
    Cloud Tower – NV
    Disappointment Peak – WY


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    AAA Avalanche Level 1
    AIARE Level 2
    AIARE Partner Rescue


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    • Dear Alpine: Foggy Glacier Glasses

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    • Guide Skills: What’s in the Kit?

      By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the essential items to include in your first aid kit if you are guiding an alpine climb. Have you taken an opportunity to look into your med kit lately? Perhaps question why something is even in there or maybe […]

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