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.
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
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer
Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Emergency Medical Technician I
Climbing with Alpine Ascents under the guiding / leadership of Don and Sarah Carpenter was up there with the best expeditions that I have been on. Their professionalism and easy-going personalities made it interesting and fun. A great adventure and learning experience.