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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.

Guide For:

Aconcagua

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

Throughout the trip, my impression was that no expense was spared and that the guides’ primary goals were to keep everybody safe and give them all the best possible shot at succeeding on the mountain. This differs from prior experiences I have had with other companies and was a welcome change

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

  • webbing, anchor, water knot

    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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