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EP 19 – Elise Clausen – Crafting Desert Accents | RSS.com Show Notes: Elise’s links: Episode Intro: Dear listeners of the Female Guides Requested Podcast, happy Wednesday. This is your host Ting Ting from Las Vegas and today’s guest is Elise Clausen, another Vegas local. I met Elise in 2019 when we both worked at …

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EP 18 – Guides’ Beta – Independent Guiding with Jed Porter | RSS.com Show Notes: Jed’s links: Episode Intro: Dear listeners of the Female Guides Requested Podcast, happy Wednesday. I’m your host Ting Ting from Las Vegas. Today’s episode is different from all the previous ones, and we also have our first male guest. This …

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EP 17 – Kelly Fields – Invest in Yourself | RSS.com Show Notes: Kelly’s links: Episode Intro: Dear listeners of the Female Guides Requested Podcast, Happy Wednesday. This is your host Ting Ting from sunny Las Vegas. Today’s guest is Kelly Fields. Kelly was exploring, scaling mountains, and trad climbing with her family all over …

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EP 16 – Julia Niles – Access Self Compassion | RSS.com Show Notes: Julia’s links: Episode Intro: Dear listeners of the Female Guides Requested Podcast, happy Wednesday. This is your host Ting Ting and our guest today is Julia Niles. Julia was the first woman to solo the Grand Traverse in a day as well …

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EP 15 – Laura Schmonsees – Forging New Paths | RSS.com Show Notes: Laura’s links: Episode Intro: Dear listeners of the Female Guides Requested Podcast, welcome back. I’m your host Ting Ting from Las Vegas. Today is another beautiful Wednesday so I’m delivering another fantastic episode with our guest Laura Schmonsees. I’ve been wanting to …

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EP 14 – Andrea Charest – Finding Harmony | RSS.com Show Notes: Andrea’s links: Episode Intro: Dear listeners, happy Wednesday and welcome to another episode of the Female Guides Requested Podcast. I’m your host Ting Ting from Las Vegas. Today’s guest is Andrea Charest and she is very special. I met Andrea in 2007 at …

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Crystal is a second generation Haitian American and of Irish descent. She lives in Seattle WA with her life partner Keith who also adores climbing and traveling. She currently gives most of her DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice) time in climbing to an affinity group in Washington called Climbers of Color. Crystal and her partner developed the Rock Instruction curriculum and she serves as Director of Rock Instruction, Rock Guide, and in any other capacity the organization requires.

Lani is an AMGA Certified Rock and Alpine Guide from Index, Washington. Lani is an AMGA Certified Rock and Alpine Guide from Index, Washington. Two years ago Lani started her own guide service called The Climbing School with her partner Sam. Her start to guiding wasn’t the easiest, not fitting into the typical guide mold. But, now she has found her stride and feels quite lucky to have made a career in guiding and instruction.

Bennett Rahn is a plus size outdoor athlete. She is a model, an influencer, an artist, a certified Single Pitch Instructor climbing guide. She is an advocate for a more inclusive outdoors and a more equitable world and she strives to inspire people of all kinds to pursue outdoor activities.

Jay Louie (they/them) is a licensed psychotherapist. With the AMGA SPI cert, they plan to take climbing therapy outdoors. They believe moving and intimate contact with nature is essential to healing. As a queer person who grew up in multilingual immigrant communities in Hong Kong, the US, Canada, and Central America, Jay is especially resourced to support queer, trans, and or BIPOC folks. They know that the outdoors isn’t always safe or welcoming, and want to be part of the change.