Susan Purvis

Location Whitefish, MT

Role Guide

Years Guiding 18

About Susan Purvis

Susan is a Lead Instructor with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA). She is a professional member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA), the Explorers Club, and a Wilderness Medical Society member.

Susan’s love for adventure and medicine has taken her to the hottest, coldest, and highest places on earth: Ethiopia, Antarctica, and Nepal. As a wilderness medicine expert and extraordinary speaker, Susan has worked on film sets for National Geographic Channel, truTV, appeared on the science documentary, The Hottest Place on Earth, aired on the BBC and Discovery. She’s been featured or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, on CNN, television, numerous magazines, and newspaper articles.

Susan’s memoir, GO FIND: My Journey to Find the Lost—And Myself is available at all outlets. www.susanpurvis.com


Testimonials

  • Always professional, always personable, always safe, always considerate. They take the time to develop a plan with the client that creates a fun and challenging experience; also, they provide valuable teaching moments along the way. I look forward to using their services again.

    — Greg Cutcher
  • 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
  • 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
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