Christopher Wilson Photography
Christopher Wilson Photography
 To be certified as an IFMGA guide - the international association of mountain guides - is an extraordinarily rigorous journey, requiring Lexie be a master mountaineer, rock climber, ice climber and snowboarder. But beyond these technical demands, Lexie must have a plethora of skills including high-altituide mountaineering, rescue and first-aid, and avalanche assessment. 

Lexie Anderson

This is Lexie Anderson. She is trying to become the first female IFMGA mountain guide as a split-boarder - basically a snowboard that splits in two allowing a snowboarder to ascend a mountain in the same manner as a backcountry skier.

 To be certified as an IFMGA guide - the international association of mountain guides - is an extraordinarily rigorous journey, requiring Lexie be a master mountaineer, rock climber, ice climber and snowboarder. But beyond these technical demands, Lexie must have a plethora of skills including high-altituide mountaineering, rescue and first-aid, and avalanche assessment. 

To be certified as an IFMGA guide - the international association of mountain guides - is an extraordinarily rigorous journey, requiring Lexie be a master mountaineer, rock climber, ice climber and snowboarder. But beyond these technical demands, Lexie must have a plethora of skills including high-altituide mountaineering, rescue and first-aid, and avalanche assessment. 

 That Lexie must also be in killer physical shape goes without saying. To be an IFMGA guide one must also "possess high moral standards" - which I love. This certification is not for the faint of heart or weak of body. Lexie figures it will take her three years to become certified. You go girl!

That Lexie must also be in killer physical shape goes without saying. To be an IFMGA guide one must also "possess high moral standards" - which I love. This certification is not for the faint of heart or weak of body. Lexie figures it will take her three years to become certified. You go girl!

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