Erica Engle

Location Jackson, Wy

Role Senior Guide

Years Guiding 11

About Erica Engle

Erica is a full time professional mountain guide and connoisseur of the adventure lifestyle.  She is a passionate climber and skier with a diverse background in rock, ice, ski mountaineering and high altitude expeditions.  Erica hails from Washington State, where she was raised with a backpack and orders to not come inside until dinner.  With good humor, she took those orders seriously and earned a degree in Environmental Science, working in forest ecology and commercial fisheries before launching her guiding career 10 years ago.  Over the years, Erica has skied, climbed and guided throughout the American West and Alaska, Nepal, Tanzania, Russia, the Italian Alps, and South America.  Erica is  one of only handful of American women fully licensed as an IFMGA Mountain Guide.  She is also an instructor trainer team member with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and plays a key role in Jackson Hole Mountain Guides winter ski and avalanches programs.  With passion for sharing exploration and a good adventure with others, Erica is inspired to join you on your next trip into the mountains.

Certifications:

  • - IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Guide
  • - AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Forecaster
  • - Wilderness First Responder

Testimonials

  • Amazing backcountry ski day with JHMG. Erica knew exactly where to find the best pow! I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    — Rob Barton
  • JHMG knows there stuff! My instructors provided a wealth of knowledge for us to learn from and an awesome attitude that kept everyone stoked.

    — John Howland
  • Very professional! Brian and Erica are wonderful guides, excellent instructors with a wealth of knowledge and most importantly, know how to facilitate growth of one’s mountain sense.

    — Clinton Culp
  • Erica Engle was an excellent guide. She went out of her way to help me achieve my goals for the trip, and she was good at explaining what I needed to know, while remaining patient. I highly recommend her as a guide.

    — Frank Wright
  • Knowledgable instructors and in a setting that inspires.  I learned a lot during my course and look forward to putting my new knowledge to use exploring on snow in the Tetons and beyond.

    — Ben Weaver
  • Amazing Back Country Ski day with JHMG. Our Guide knew exactly where to find the best pow! I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    — Rob Barton
  • Top notch guide service with enormous experience. I love the educational aspect as well. I always learn a ton.

    — Dirk Friel
  • Absolutely awesome experience! Erica [Engle] and Elaina [Arenz] are top notch guides…extremely knowledgeable and professional. I learned a great deal from them while they tested my abilities. I am already planning my next trip.

    — Diane Mielcarz
  • It was an amazing trip, with professional, fun & hilarious guides (Aimee, Steve, Erica & Lisa)!  The experience was one that I will remember for a lifetime, and the skills I learned will be utilized on many upcoming adventures! Thanks JHMG, for a wonderful adventure!

    — Kathi O'Neill
  • I loved having the one-on-one with my Guide Erica [Engle].  She was attentive, safety conscious, yet challenged me.  We did several different routes so it didn’t get boring.  Talked about climbing in general, different places, etc.  We had a great day; she encouraged me and made me feel like I was an accomplished climber for the amount of time I have been climbing!

    — Jaque McVey
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