Arielle Todd

Arielle Todd

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Arielle grew up in California with regular family trips to Yosemite National Park being the inspiration for her love of the outdoors. She decided to pursue adventure professionally and got her bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership, working summer jobs outdoors in Yosemite, the Rockies, and Southern Alaska as well as spending a semester with NOLS in the New Zealand backcountry. Her passion for climbing, mountains and skiing led to working (and playing!) in Lake Tahoe before making the move up to Washington. When not climbing she can be found traveling, reading, playing games, or watching rugby.

Guide For:

Aconcagua
Denali

Significant Ascents

Denali – 3 expeditions
Aconcagua
Ama Dablam, solo climb
Lobuche East, solo climb
Mt.Rainier – 30 guided ascents, DC and Emmons
Mt. Baker – 20 guided ascents, Easton, Squak, North Ridge, Park Glacier
Mt. Shasta
Mt. Whitney
NZ Peaks
Colorado 14ers

Certifications

WFR/CPR
Avalanche Level 2
AIARE Pro 1
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Rock Guide Course
AMGA Alpine Guide Course

I will be completely honest in telling you that I consider Alpine Ascents employees to be friends. These are friendships that were formed not prior to but because of my continued success with and confidence in the services Alpine Ascents provides.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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  • Gear Review: Fozzils Bowls

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  • Gear Review: The North Face Phantom 50 pack

    By Mike Hawkins “Man, this is a really great pack…” I said it over and over for months until my wife had finally had enough of it. She had to get one for herself.  While 50 liters is a little small for most multi-day mountaineering and winter ski tours, the small size is plenty versatile […]

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