Erik started climbing in 1987 has been guiding since 1997. He has over 2200 guide days in Joshua tree. Erik is an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor.
Erik taught mountaineering and climbing as an instructor with NOLS and Outward Bound. He is known for his clear and patient teaching style and his knowledge of natural history. He has a B.S. in natural resources.
Erik has climbed and guided all over the western states. He has climbed El Capitan 5 times and has summited many of the glaciated peaks in the Cascades. Erik is a Certified Wilderness First Responder with Wilderness Medical Associates.
Theresa started teaching climbing in 1993 and is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor. She is a former NOLS and Outward Bound instructor and has a B.A. in outdoor recreation. She has climbed in almost all of the western states and has guided for the Yosemite Mountaineering School.
Theresa has safely guided many groups to remote wilderness summits in adverse conditions and her enthusiasm and positive outlook have always lifted the spirits of her companions. Theresa is a Certified Wilderness First Responder with Wilderness Medical Associates.
Better known by her nick name, Ting-ting, we are proud to have this talented traditional climber and alpinist on our team. Ting-ting was raised in Taiwan and is fluent in both English and Mandarin. She is an AMGA Assistant Rock Guide and is close to achieving her full rock guide certification.
Ting-Ting has recently returned from doing first ascents in Patagonia and was featured on the cover of the NOLS Leader for her record-breaking traverse of the Wind River Range in Wyoming–33 peaks in 20 days. She also runs her own guide service, called LittlePo Adventures.