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Carrie Holloway

Carrie Holloway

Guide: Washington, International

Carrie was raised in the flatlands of the Midwest before making a mid-exit to the University of Oregon for college. She started guiding in 2008, and has been involved in the outdoor industry ever since. Carrie was an instructor for the Khumbu Climbing School in Nepal in 2013, and has guided four leadership ventures for the Wharton MBA program through Earth Treks in 2014 and 2015. In the off-season, Carrie works as a Paramedic. She recently bought a house with her husband Kimball in Las Vegas, and is always stoked to go on new adventures.

Significant Ascents

Mt. Rainier (38 ascents via 4 routes)
Mt. Baker
Mt. Hood
Mt. Cotopaxi (4 expeditions, 2 summits)
Denali (1 expedition, 1 summit)
Rock Climbing up to 5.13a sport, 5.12a traditional
Sent over 100 routes rated 5.12 or harder
Personal trips to Nepal, Thailand, Greece, and Spain

Certifications

NREMT- Paramedic
WEMT, Medical Person In Charge
AAIRE Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer

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