Mallorie Estenson is an alpine guide, climber, writer and skier living in the Pacific Northwest. She’s known for her passionate love of climbing and the sense of humor she brings to most any situation. To keep her priorities in order, she tattooed: What Would Fred Beckey Do? to the inside of her arm. She’s known for unusual choices in climbing footwear and once appeared in a short film about Croc climbing. In her professional life, she aspires to obtain IFMGA certification through the American Mountain Guide Association and savors any opportunity to empower women with mountain skills.

  • Return to Red Rock Canyon

    November 18, 2019 by

    After my first season of learning how to climb outside, I visited Red Rock Canyon. A couple of friends and I piled into my Dodge Durango and we made the epic voyage south. Here’s a short list of the things that I did wrong on that first trip: zero trip planning, zero climbing with my… Read more

  • Yosemite

    November 12, 2019 by

    For years, I told myself that I wasn’t going to visit Yosemite until I was a solid 5.11 climber. That was dumb.

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    The Picket Range

    August 22, 2019 by

    “Because of the rugged terrain, the Picket Range has remained the wildest and most unexplored region in the North Cascades. It is not an area for the wilderness novice; its isolated bushy valleys and jagged ridges are a test for the most seasoned mountaineers. The length of climbs, combined with steep mixed terrain and variable conditions demands all-around competence and fitness.”

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