January 4, 1963
Marmot, SCARPA, Sterling Rope, Metolius Climbing, Dynafit NA, ProTech Skincare
Driclime Windshirt, Women’s Reyna Jacket, Ama Dablam Jacket, Atom Sleeping Bag, Alpinist Tent
Angela is the 6th woman in the U.S. to have achieved IFMGA Mountain Guide Certification, the highest level of international training and certification available to guides. The process involved completing rigorous courses and exams in three guiding disciplines through the American Mountain Guides Association; Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering.
Angela has been involved with many projects with Marmot, spanning back to 1993 when she was selected as one of two Americans to participate in the UIAA International Himalayan Camp in Pakistan. John Cooley provided her with some key products for the expedition and thus her relationship with Marmot was born. She has worked on the Design Board, helped with product development and feedback, taught clinics, presented slideshows and most importantly, been a proud ambassador for Marmot in the field, at work and play for two decades.
As a guide, Angela’s passion for nature and the mountains is contagious. She’s a dedicated teacher and steward of the wilderness, and beyond teaching technical climbing or skiing skills, she thrives on sharing the magnitude of the entire mountain experience.
With over two decades of full-time guiding, Angela is one of the most experienced and accomplished women guides in the U.S. She has led over 20 high altitude expeditions and her endeavors have taken her from ski traverses of Lapland to the second highest point on earth, the south summit of Mt. Everest, at 28,875ft. She has climbed and guided throughout the Andes, Himalaya and Karakoram Ranges, Alaska, Canada and extensively throughout the U.S. Angela has worked with some of the countries top guide services. She is a Senior Guide for Exum Mountain Guides, has worked Mountain Madness and the American Alpine Institute, and as an Outdoor Educator she taught for Prescott College’s Adventure Education Program and worked many seasons for Outward Bound. She is an advocate for women and adventure and has been a Chicks with Pick guide for 8 years, taught clinics for Women that Rock, Chicks on Cracks and numerous women’s clinics at different events.
Angela also works training guides and was the first woman to work as an instructor and examiner with the American Mountain Guides Association instructor pool. She served for 6 years as a Director for the AMGA and has been a member of the Certified Guides Federation since it’s inception.
A perfect fit for Marmot, Angela is a specialist at wedding service with adventure. In 2001, she earned a Master of Arts degree for her work in International Mountain Conservation. Much of her work has been carried out in the Nepal Himalaya. In 2003, she organized and guided an all-women’s ascent of Ama Dablam, 22,494ft., outfitted by Marmot. This group of women, mostly Chicks with Picks alumni, climbed the mountain without the support of high altitude Sherpa and over the period of a year and a half while training for the climb, raised $23,000 for the dZi Foundation to start a safe house for young girls in Sikkim. Angela worked with Eco-Himal in Nepal training young women to work as guides and for several years served as the U.S. representative to the International Porter Protection Program. In 1998, Angela was deputy leader of the successful Everest Challenge Expedition, which made the first disabled ascent of Mt. Everest. With Angela’s leadership the team’s Sherpa carried out a major clean-up high on the mountain. In conjunction with the expedition, she organized and taught an 18-credit course for a small group of Prescott College students who carried out service work in the Khumbu Valley while the expedition was on the mountain. In 2001, she organized another clean-up expedition with a small team on Aconcagua and successfully removed over 2000 kg. of garbage from high camps on the mountain.
Alex Lowe. Amazing person, climber and athlete. His quote “the best climber is the one having the most fun”, says it all.
Powder skiing, hand jams, mountains, nature and long days out. My beautiful partner MonkE and our best little dog in the world, Chile.
Psyched and Grateful
Sushi, Spinach Salads and Dark Chocolate
• IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide Certification
• AMGA Courses and Exams
• Master of Arts Degree in International Mountain Conservation
• Denali Pro Pin Recipient
• AMGA Board of Directors – 6 years, elected 2 terms
• Deputy Leader of successful Everest Expedition in 1998
• Guided a successful, self-supported all-women’s ascent of Ama Dablam (22,494’) which raised $23,000 for the dZi Foundation
• First woman instructor and examiner for the AMGA guide training program
• AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Training Certification
I used to play guitar in a rock and roll band.
The one I’m on.