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Sondra Ripperger

Son­dra thrives on guid­ing peo­ple out­side because she sees the enrich­ment it adds to their lives. Because of this pas­sion, she splits her time between teach­ing out­door edu­ca­tion to youth at a pri­vate school in Albu­querque, NM, and guid­ing adults in the back­coun­try in var­i­ous loca­tions. Both clients and stu­dents val­ue the qual­i­ties that she brings to a trip because of her abil­i­ty to teach, care for, and chal­lenge. For 11 years she has been climb­ing around the west­ern Unit­ed States, pur­su­ing mul­ti-pitch climb­ing, alpine climb­ing, ice climb­ing and moun­taineer­ing. Son­dra grew up in Iowa and now resides in Albu­querque, NM. She earned a BA in out­door recre­ation from the Uni­ver­si­ty of North­ern Iowa. Her cer­ti­fi­ca­tions include: wilder­ness first respon­der, LNT train­er, AIARE lev­el 1 avalanche and an AMGA rock instruc­tor course.