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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