BOOK YOUR NEXT TRIP | 206.378.1927

Anna Zajicek

Anna Zajicek

Guide: Washington, International

Climbing and adventure has been an inherent part of Anna’s life since the age of 9 when her father first took her rock climbing on limestone bluffs in Red Wing, Minnesota. Originally from Wisconsin, the climbing seed was planted early and continued to grow. In 2012 she discovered a place called Indian Creek, Utah and a thing called van life and has been totally hooked every since.

Anna has spent the past 8 austral summers working as an expedition outfitter and camp manager at remote field camps in Antarctica, based out of McMurdo Station where she is also a member of the Search and Rescue team. During her North American summers she has worked Trails in Denali National Park, Wilderness in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains and as a Rope Access Technician for industrial abseiling companies in Nevada and Hawaii. While she isn’t making coffee on the polar plateau or hanging off wind turbines in Nebraska or guiding in Washington, most of her free time is spent travelling to new and familiar places, going on long climbing road trips and visiting family and friends around the world.

Significant Ascents

Mount Rainier, WA
Mt. Aspiring, NZ
The Grand Teton, WY
Monster Tower, UT
Third Pillar of Dana, CA
Half Dome, CA
Lexington Tower, WA

Numerous Alpine Rock routes in California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, British Columbia, Washington, and Thailand as well as treks in the Himalaya of Nepal and the Andes of Peru.

Certifications

WFR/CPR
AIARE Level 1
SPRAT/IRATA Level 1
Leave No Trace Trainer

Yes – it was great.  Particularly enjoyed the hikes, cultural experiences, lodges, guide quality. Ben did a great job teaching the group high altitude techniques -breathing, rest step, hydration, etc.  

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • CAMP CHEF: SUPER RAMEN

      Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips […]

  • Windshells 101

    Imagine climbing 5,000 vertical feet in a day during mid-summer covered in bubble wrap. Sounds hot and sweaty, right? That is essentially what it’s like trying to hike in a waterproof shell – loads of condensation and excessive heat retention. Thus, the need for a truly breathable active layer. Wind resistant, water resistant, and breathable, […]

  • The Notebook: Baker or Rainier?

    Welcome to The Notebook, where we will have guest writers presenting special features based on their fields of expertise, covering topics from mountaineering to adventure travel and everything in between. By Peter Potterfield As the author of Selected Climbs in the Cascades, both volumes 1 and 2, I get emails daily from adventurers coming to […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
Copyright © 2017 Alpine Ascents International. All rights reserved.