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Sharon Birchfield

Sharon attend­ed col­lege in Seat­tle and began climb­ing with The Moun­taineers in 2010. She imme­di­ate­ly fell in love with the sport and lifestyle, and has climbed rock, snow, and ice from Cana­da to Mex­i­co to South Amer­i­ca and Europe, but still believes the best alpine climb­ing can be found in the beau­ti­ful North Cas­cades. She is pas­sion­ate about intro­duc­ing folks to the moun­tains and shar­ing skills and expe­ri­ences that will help them exceed their goals and move beyond what they thought was pos­si­ble. Sharon believes the moun­tains are a sacred space, with end­less lessons to teach us. Sharon is an AMGA Cer­ti­fied Sin­gle Pitch Instruc­tor, Appren­tice Rock Guide, and Appren­tice Alpine Guide. Addi­tion­al­ly, she has com­plet­ed the AMGA Ice Instruc­tor Course, is a Wilder­ness First Respon­der, Leave No Trace Train­er, and has com­plet­ed the AIARE PRO 1 course. She is cur­rent­ly train­ing to be an AIARE Instruc­tor and Appren­tice Ski Guide, and is active­ly pur­su­ing full IFM­GA certification.