Lindsay Fixmer

Director of IRIS
AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide

Since her initiation into climbing in 1999, Lindsay has traveled to world-class climbing destinations and guides clients of all abilities on rock, ice, and alpine climbs. Lindsay began her career coaching youth competitive climbing teams and managing climbing gyms. Through this experience, Lindsay naturally transitioned to guiding and works closely with her clients to develop…

Kristin Arnold guide and climber

IFMGA Mountain Guide
AMGA Ski Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide
AMGA Rock Guide

Kristin Arnold Kristin Arnold is an IFMGA Mountain Guide: AMGA Ski Guide, AMGA Rock Guide, and AMGA Alpine Guide. She is a dedicated mountain professional with a goofy spirit and an inclusive attitude. Clients and students appreciate her patient teaching style and ability to meet people where they are at both in terms of skill-level…

Sheldon Kerr climber

IFMGA Mountain Guide
AMGA Ski Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide
AMGA Rock Guide

Sheldon Kerr Sheldon Kerr is an AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide and was the twelfth woman in the United States to earn that accolade. She is a top-notch skiing, climbing and avalanche instructor with a long client list including US Special Forces Teams, fourth grade classrooms, professional skiers, and women’s wine tasting retreats. Her accomplishments in ski…

Heidi Wirtz climber and guide

AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide

Heidi Wirtz is a climber, skier, guide, and yogin. She holds a deep love of connecting with nature, sharing her passions, and inspiring others to follow their dreams. She has been climbing for over twenty five years, letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to exotic and remote places around the world. Heidi…

Aimee Barnes

AMGA Rock Guide

Aimee Barnes dedicates her life to outdoor pursuits. What started as an interest in her high school outdoor program blossomed into a full-blown obsession and career that takes her personally and professionally outside. Aimee’s guiding career began after high school as an outdoor trip leader through the campus recreation program at Idaho State University. In…

Angela Hawse IFMGA

IFMGA Mountain Guide
AMGA Ski Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide
AMGA Rock Guide

Angela Hawse Angela has worked as a professional guide, college faculty member, lead instructor, guide trainer, and course director for many programs around the world for over 35 years. She has led 25+ high altitude expeditions throughout the Andes, Himalaya, Karakoram, Alps, Caucasus, Iran Jaya, and Alaska as well as endeavors in Scandinavia, Antartica, Patagonia,…

Dawn Glanc

AMGA Alpine Guide
AMGA Rock Guide

Dawn Glanc Dawn Glanc, pronounced “glance,” is a full-time resident of Ouray, Colorado and is certified by the American Mountain Guides Association as a Rock Guide and Alpine Guide. Dawn enjoys rock climbing, but her specialty is ice and mixed climbing. She has competed in elite ice climbing competitions, including a 1st place finish at…

Elaina Arenz

AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide

Elaina Arenz Elaina, a former Chicks owner, grew up as an Army brat and still has a wanderlust for life. She holds a BS in Advertising (the irony is not lost on her) from the University of Texas at Austin. She began climbing on the local limestone crags during college and has pursued climbing as…

Emilie Drinkwater Headshot

IFMGA Mountain Guide
AMGA Ski Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide
AMGA Rock Guide

Emilie is an AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide and co-owner of Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides. She is based in Salt Lake City, Utah but works and adventures anywhere there are mountains…especially ones with ice and snow! Emilie grew up ski racing in NH and learned to climb while attending St. Lawrence University. After graduating with a degree in…

Karen Bockel

IFMGA Mountain Guide
AMGA Ski Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide
AMGA Rock Guide

Karen, a former Chicks owner, grew up Germany and moved to the United States in 1995. She has a M.S. in Physics and competed as a professional athlete in road cycling and ski mountaineering. Her passion is being in the mountains. She has climbed in many areas, including the Black Canyon, Indian Creek, Red Rocks,…