Friday, May 25, 2012

guiding goddess.

This week I keep reading about the Everest summits.
It is so inspiring & encouraging to see people push their limits in the best possible way.
I decided to do a little research on some of the climbers & to my surprise, I found The Melissa Arnot.
My mind is blown.
Arnot was raised just outside Glacier National Park in Whitefish, Montana. 
After college, she began living out of her car to save money and climb mountains. 
She first climbed Mt. Rainier in 2001 and called it a “watershed moment.”
 Melissa began teaching wilderness medicine in 2002 and began guiding on Mt. Rainier with Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. in 2004.
By 2006 she was a lead guide & now she has summited Rainier more than 70 times. 
In 2008, she joined Jeff Dossett and David Morton on the Everest Team Inspi(RED) to promote HIV/AIDs 
Her passions for climbing, teaching, and taking care of others have taken her all over the world
 helping people test their limits in the safest way possible, while still having fun. 
STATS:
73 summits of Mt. Rainier (14,410')
1 expedition on Mt. McKinley (20,320')
2 Expeditions on Cotopaxi, Ecuador (19,348')
2 Expeditions on Cayambe, Ecuador (18,997')
2 Expeditions to Aconcagua, Argentina (22,841')
3 Summits of Mt. Everest (29,029'), (South Col route)
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3 comments:

ALFIE said...

respect!
this girl is legit!

Today's Letters said...

#girlcrush

Molly Roberson said...

just when i thought i had found all my girl crushes--this chick comes along and knocks my socks off. she's so amazing.