Hometown: Salt Lake City
Sponsors: Outdoor Research
Current Transportation: '98 Subaru Outback with 260K miles
Favorite Places: Joshua Tree, The Alps, Iceland. I'm not picky.
Core Activities: Alpine climbing, rock and ice climbing, backcountry skiing
My Jam Is: Anything that isn't already on my iPod.
Non-Core Activities: Playing with cats, drinking coffee, yoga
Fun Fact: I love raccoons, especially when they're on Instagram.
Emilie Drinkwater grew up in New Hampshire where she learned to ski at young age after her parents unknowingly signed her up for a race team. Luckily it all worked out, and she went on to ski competitively at St. Lawrence University, where she earned a degree in Anthropology and was introduced to rock and ice climbing. She began guiding in 2001 and, in committing to a low income, high quality lifestyle, she and her husband lived for eight years in an off-grid, remote access yurt in the northern Adirondacks of NY state. Today she is the 9th woman certified as an IFMGA/UIAGM American Mountain Guide and has abandoned yurt living in favor of easy, suburban living with Utah’s Wasatch Mountains as her new backyard.