Erica Engle is an IFMGA/UIAGM licensed mountain guide based in Leavenworth, Washington. After close to a decade in Jackson, Wyoming, she recently moved back to the Cascade Mountains, where she was raised and learned to ski and climb. Erica has worked professionally in the mountains since 2003 and came to guiding with a background in environmental science. She has spent time working and playing in ranges throughout the world, including throughout Alaska and the North American West, Ecuador, Norway and Iceland, the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps, the Caucasus, Tanzania, Thailand and Nepal's Himalaya. In addition to her own ski, rock and alpine guiding, Erica also works for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), training new guides and avalanche professionals.