Emma is inspired by any objective that combines her ocean roots with her passion for the alpine, and dreams of sailboat-supported big walls and big lines.This season, she’s working on her physical and mental game leading ice, increasing her endurance and comfort skiing steep faces, and continuing to find ways to give back to the mountain community that’s offered her so much room to grow.
Sustainable business practices, top-of-the-line gear, and wooly good people is a winning combo.
Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, via Pervertical Sanctuary (5.11a IV) on the Diamond
Bomber Traverse of the Talkeetna Mountains, Hatcher Pass, Alaska
Get out there with a wide variety of people, but make sure your partners are comfortable communicating their goals, fears, and limits honestly—and make sure you feel comfortable doing the same around them.
Helping her puppy get more ski days than most people. Receiving the Guide Like Liz scholarship to further her alpine ice skillset. Telling stories of people who are giving back and changing the playing field in climbing through her job as content manager at the American Alpine Club. Bringing her sister up the Grand Teton, a summit that’s close to her heart. Coaching a local gym’s climbing team to encourage the next generation of compassionate crushers.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not going to get better. It’s just not.” -the Lorax