Lauren Edwards
Guide: Mount Rainier, Cascades

Lauren has been climbing and playing in the mountains since 2002. Based out of Salt Lake City, UT, her passion for climbing has taken all over the west to places such as Zion, Moab, Red Rocks, Bishop, Joshua Tree, Smith Rocks, Squamish, Sinks Canyon and Wild Iris, Elephants Perch, and the Tetons. In the winter, she works as a ski patroller in Park City, and is involved with the Avalanche Dog program. She has her own avalanche dog, a black lab named Tucker. During the summers, she can usually be found up north working and playing in the mountains of Alaska. Lauren is pursuing her AMGA Rock Guide certification.

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Significant Ascents

5 Denali (4 guided 1 personal)
1 Mt. Marcus Baker (guided)
5 month long mountaineering expeditions in the AK Range, Chugach, and Wrangells
Moonlight Buttress; V 5.8 C1. Zion NP
Lunar Ectasy; V C2+ Zion NP
Monkeyfinger; IV 5.12b Zion NP
Iron Messiah; IV 5.10 Zion NP
Goldfinger; IV 5.11 Ruth Gorge, AK
Hut Tower; IV 5.10c Ruth Gorge, AK
Mt. Moran S. Buttress; IV 5.11b Teton NP
Levitation 29; IV 5.11 Red Rocks, NV
NOLS instructor since 2005, in places such as Squamish BC; City of Rocks, ID; Red Rocks, NV; Devil's Tower, WY; Cochise Stronghold, AZ; the Wind River Range, WY; and numerous ranges in Alaska.
2004 Long Walk Expedition. Based off a novel of a Polish refugee that Slavomir Rawitz wrote, we retraced the prisoner's footsteps from Moscow across Russia, up to Siberia, down through Mongolia, China, Tibet, and Nepal over a period of three months.

Certifications

OEC, WFR and CPR
Avalanche Level II
AMGA Rock Instructor Course
WBR A Dog Handler