Robin grew up skiing and backpacking in the deserts and mountains of Utah with her family. After moving to Seattle, she fell in love with the local rocks and glaciers, and proceeded to dedicate her time to climbing. From day trips rock climbing, to longer mountaineering expeditions, Robin loves it all and spends most of her free time planning her next climb. During the winters, she works on the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Zanaka – Jain
Most beloved book?
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
What was your first mountain?
My first big mountain was Mount Rainier. I climbed with college friends. We were so stressed out about climbing that we did not pay any attention to finals or graduation.
In another life, I’d…
be a statistician
Mount Rainier—Disappointment Cleaver, Emmons
Mount Hood—South Side, Reid Headwall
Mount Baker—Squak Glacier, Coleman Demming Glacier, North Ridge
Mount St. Helens—Worm Flows / Swift Glacier
Forbidden Peak—West Ridge
Eldorado- East Ridge
AIARE Pro Level II
NOLS Risk Management Training
AMGA Rock Guide Course
While the equipment and other necessities such as food were extremely important vehicles for success/ the overall experience on this expedition and definitely contributed to the overall quality, what really made this trip shine were the guides.