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 Rock Guide Course
    AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

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