Erica Engle

    Erica Engle

    Guide: Washington

    Erica Engle is an IFMGA/UIAGM American Mountain Guide based in Leavenworth, Washington.  Raised in the Pacific Northwest, she learned to climb and ski in the Cascades, and has since guided ski, rock and alpine objectives throughout the world.  Some of her favorite locations include the Cascades themselves, ranges in Alaska, Wyoming, the Alps, Nepal’s Khumbu region, the Andes, and ski objectives in Iceland and Norway.

    Erica also has a background in education as an Instructor for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), the American Institute for Avalanche Recreation and Education (AIARE) and as the Pro Training Coordinator for the American Avalanche Association.  Erica enjoys sharing mountain experiences with her students and guests by engaging their sense of adventure and a love of exploration.


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Level III
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide

    Awards & Recognition

    2019 AMGA Guide of the Year


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      Alpine Ascents International hosted Alyssa Leib, registered dietitian and resident nutrition expert at Uphill Athlete for an incredibly informative webinar on May 15th.  She covered the key fundamentals of performance nutrition, including what supplements to consider adding to your arsenal and what to skip, how to effectively fuel your training, considerations for nutrition at altitude, […]


      Happy Friday follow climbers! High pressure and fair weather dominated the PNW over the past week with temperatures in Seattle reaching 80 degrees. In the mountains warm temperatures, sunny skies, and calm winds allowed climbers all over the Cascades to take advantage of the nice weather. We had teams basking and rock climbing in the […]


      Happy Friday follow climbers! High pressure and fair weather is currently dominating the weather pattern trend in the Pacific Northwest. It’s been such a treat to see the blue skies and sunshine! Before diving into mountain conditions, it’s worth noting that the Cascade Volcanoes have accumulated several feet of snow over the past 2 weeks. […]

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