Melissa Arnot, Mountain Guide, RMI Expeditions

After establishing a career in the outdoor industry, teaching wilderness medicine, Melissa began working as a professional mountain guide in 2004. Her passion for teaching, taking care of others and climbing is what led her to being a mountain guide, but it is her enthusiasm that has taken her all over the world to climb, guide and teach. Melissa is a skilled rock climber, both sport and traditional, as well as ice leader. She became a lead guide at Rainier Mountaineering in 2006, and enjoys facilitating others experience in the safest way possible, while still having fun. Melissa is from Montana, where she spends most of her time mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing or thinking about climbing. Melissa is a member of the Whittaker Mountaineering guide team. View Melissa Arnot's gear suggestions on the Whittaker Mountaineering website.

  • 100 summits of Mt. Rainier (14,410')
  • 5 summits of Mt. Everest, South Col (29,035')
  • 1 expedition on Mt. McKinley (20,320')
  • 4 expeditions on Cotopaxi, Ecuador (19,348')
  • 2 expeditions on Cayambe, Ecuador (18,997')
  • 4 expeditions to Aconcagua, Argentina (22,841')
  • 1 expedition on Makalu, Nepal (27825')
  • 2 expeditions on Ama Dablam, Nepal (22,349')
  • Various ascents in the North Cascades, Washington
  • Various expeditions in Glacier Park, Montana
  • Rock/Ice climbs in Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Kentucky
  • Rock leads up to 5.12(sport) 5.11(trad)
  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate
  • Emergency Medical Technician Instructor
  • Basic Life Support Instructor
  • U.S. Avalanche Level II
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

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