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Emilie Drinkwater

Emilie Drinkwater

Guide: Alaska

Emilie is a mountain guide based in Salt Lake City, UT. She grew up alpine and nordic ski racing in New Hampshire and was first introduced to climbing while attending St Lawrence University in northern NY. Her first work as a climbing guide was in 2001 and today she is certified as an IFMGA/UIAGM American Mountain Guide.

Her climbing and guiding lifestyle has taken her worldwide from the Adirondacks to Asia in pursuit of exploration and adventure. Despite a preference for technical alpine climbing and ski mountaineering, Emilie has an extensive endurance background that includes four years as an NCAA Division I Nordic skier, two Ironman USA triathlons, and numerous long distance running and multi-sport races. The result being a high tolerance to pain and suffering – good qualities for mountain climbing!

Website: www.emiliedrinkwater.com

Significant Ascents

Denali
Mt Baker
Mt Shuksan
Torment Forbidden Traverse
Grand Teton
Ski descents throughout the Alps, Iceland, and Canada
First ascents in India and Afghanistan
Numerous technical rock and ice routes in North America and Iceland

Certifications

IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide

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Awards & Recognition

2016 AMGA Guide of the Year

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 […]

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    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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