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

The expedition was incredible! It was extremely well-organized; we didn’t have to worry about any logistics, just putting one foot in front of the other. I feel spoiled after no having to lift a finger while camping. The 7-day schedule made a huge difference every day but the summit was easy and enjoyable.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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  • Ice Axes: Selecting a Size & Style

    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

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    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

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