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 the National Outdoor Leadership School 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 to work for Alpine Ascents in 2017. She has been guiding since 2010 and still hasn’t gotten tired of spending both work time and free time climbing outdoors year round!

    Take 5 with the Guide 

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Bone Palace Ballet – Chiodos

    Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Lynn Hill for the The Nose

    What’s always in your snack bag?

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week?
    Jackie Chan

    In another life, I’d…
    be a performer on Broadway or with Cirque du Soleil

    Significant Ascents

    Mount Vinson
    Ama Dablam, solo climb
    Lobuche East, solo climb
    Pico de Orizaba, solo climb
    Mt.Rainier – DC and Emmons
    Mt. Baker – Easton, Squak, North Ridge, Park Glacier
    Mt.Shuksan- Sulfide, Fisher Chimneys
    Glacier peak
    Mt. Shasta
    Mt. Whitney
    various ascents in New Zealand


    AIARE Pro 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Rock Guide Course
    AMGA Alpine Guide Course

    Strong program, strong guides. Vern is very charismatic and generally fun to have on an expedition. Vern did things in particular that set himself apart. Lakpa is extremely talented, he very much enabled many things through his boundless energy, work ethic, calmness, and mountain wisdom. And he grills one hell of a ‘pan de pasqua’ […]


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