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Erin Pollock

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington

Erin was born and raised in Alaska where she learned to feel at home in rugged alpine mountains. She decided to turn her love of the mountains into a career and earned a bachelors degree in Outdoor Studies from Alaska Pacific University focusing on mountaineering, snow science, technical rope rescue, risk management, and outdoor leadership.

Erin has seven years of experience as a professional guide and instructor throughout North America helping people safely obtain their mountaineering goals. Erin has also discovered a passion for teaching and takes pride in providing others with the skills and tools they need to safely enjoy the mountains she likes to call home.

When Erin is not guiding she can be found in her small Alaskan cabin which she built by hand.  The cabin serves as her home base for mountaineering in the Matanuska Valley. She thoroughly enjoys expedition planning, ice climbing, long traverses, ski mountaineering, and basically anything outdoors. The bits of time when she is not in the mountains are spent in her stained glass studio, harvesting food with her bow or fly rod, mountain biking and playing pop culture songs on her ukulele.

Guide For:

Denali

Significant Ascents

Denali – 4 expeditions 3 summits
Alaska Range Expeditions- 175+ days
Mt.Rainier 20 summits
Mt.Baker 2 summits
Mt.Shuksan 2 summits
Estrellita MX, El Potrero Chico
Japanese Couloir AK, Mount Barrill
West Face AK, Mount Dickey
The Classic AZ, Prescott
Rhythm and Blues AK, Caribou Creek
Queen Of Spades AK, Hunter Creek
STD AK, Caribou Creek

Certifications

Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer
Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Emergency Medical Technician I

Excellent, very well planned and executed for logistics and timing of pre-mountain activities. Thanks for a great trip, good logistics, great guides and traveling companions and great weather.

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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