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  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA  Certified Alpine Guide
  • AMGA Aspirant Ski Guide
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified
  • Wilderness First Responder

Guide – Marc Ripperger

A product of the intimidatingly flat plains of Iowa, Mark had aspirations in life that involved a little more elevation gain.  Substituting horizon lines for the soaring peaks of the world Marc’s passion for all things climbing has transported him from the desert towers of the Southwest to the Cordillera Blanca and everywhere in between. A passionate teacher Marc’s clients walk away with not only an incredible experience, but an enhance level of confidence that propels them towards their next great objective. A creative soul at heart he graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. Currently an AMGA certified Rock Guide Marc is actively pursuing a full certification as an IFMGA mountain guide through the AMGA.