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Marina Fitzpatrick

Marina Fitzpatrick

Guide: Washington

It is no coincidence that Marina means “of the sea”. Growing up on and around the Puget Sound Marina would stare longingly at the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. As a little girl she wondered if anyone was standing up there or if anyone had been there before. As an adult, she has not lost that wonder. Marina has hiked, climbed, skied, and sailed all over the PNW and Alaska. As a guide, she hopes to lead by example and instill this same curiosity in others.

Significant Ascents

Mount Rainier
Little Tahoma
Mount Baker
Mount Olympus
Mount Adams
Mount Hood
Mount Shuksan
Mount Stuart
Mount Ruth
Dome Peak
Ptarmigan Traverse
Pyramid Peak, AK
Prussik Peak
Forbidden
Liberty Bell
North and South Early Winters Spire
Various rock routes throughout WA, OR, British Columbia, and SE Asia

Certifications

WFR / CPR
AIARE Level 2
AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

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