Hometown: Jackson, Wyoming
Guiding since 1989
Susan had climbed rock and alpine routes throughout western U.S. (including big walls in Yosemite), numerous South American countries, Canada, Arapiles Australia, East Africa, and Nepal. She has done first ascents in Chile and a soloed a new route on Mt Vinson in Antarctica. She has also guided Mt. McKinley, Mt. Vinson, Aconcagua, other Andean summits, Kilimanjaro, and in the Cascades and Colorado. She has led numerous winter expeditions in the Rockies and teaches avalanche awareness. She also enjoys teaching backcountry and Nordic skiing, ice climbing, and working as a wilderness and mountaineering educator. She has spent over 3 years in Antarctica teaching and guiding scientists as a Field Instructor. Susan is also a senior member of the Search and Rescue team, for the U.S. Antarctic Program (pbase.com/antarctic_suze). She holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies and loves sharing her naturalist skills with others. Susan’s proudest accomplishments include inventing a wicked double-chocolate cookie and teaching herself to write with her left hand.
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor.