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Marc Ripperger

A native to the plains of Iowa, Marc relo­cat­ed to the West in order to pur­sue his out­door pas­sions. Marc has guid­ed from the tow­ers of the desert south­west to the peaks of South Amer­i­ca. His love for rock, ice and alpine climb­ing has tak­en him to the big walls of Yosemite, Rocky Moun­tains, High Sier­ras, North Cas­cades, Ruth Gorge Alas­ka, Cordillera Blan­ca Peru, Mex­i­co, and Ecuador. Marc is pas­sion­ate about instruct­ing and edu­cat­ing climbers on all lev­els and is a AMGA Cer­ti­fied Rock Guide. Dur­ing his off days, Marc enjoys spend­ing time with his wife Son­dra, paint­ing, and estab­lish­ing new alpine rock climbs in the San­dia Moun­tains just out­side of home in Albu­querque, NM. Marc is cur­rent­ly pur­su­ing full cer­ti­fi­ca­tion with UIAGM/IFMGA.