Caroline George, one of our Chicks Climbing Girly Guides, is in the heart of a jam-packed summer full of exciting trips! This past month in June, Caroline guided Mount Rainier with RMI and was on the mountain with her team which was nearly caught in an early morning avalanche on June 5 on the east face of the mountain on Ingraham Glacier, which sent snow sliding down approximately 1,000 feet. Luckily, Caroline was only caught in the cloud and was able to quickly serve as part of the rescue effort. During June Caroline also worked on product development for First Ascent, one of her sponsors.
Caroline will be headed to Europe in a few days where she will be guiding on Mount Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Eiger. The Swiss Alps are pretty much Caroline’s backyard and so in addition to the other famous peaks she will be guiding this summer, she also has plans to climb other 4000m peaks such as Zinalrothorn, the Weisshorn, and the Obergabelhorn.
She will stay in the Alps through early September before heading back to the U.S. for a First Ascent product development meeting in Seattle.
Lucky for us, Caroline will be blogging about her summer trips, so we will be posting them here for everyone to enjoy! For those looking to do some alpine climbing, these blogs will help give you an insider’s perspective of what they involve!
Caroline’s Web site is Into The Mountains, where she and her husband Adam George share their passion for climbing with others by offering guided trips and instruction on rock, ice, and alpine climbing in the European Alps and North America.