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Karina Amortegui

After visiting Zion in 2014 during a rock climbing road trip I realized the friendly community and inspiring sandstone mountains made an impression I couldn’t seem to shake. This year I packed up everything I own and made the move from Anchorage, Alaska to Springdale. Originally from Portland, Oregon, I spent nearly 4 years in Alaska completing a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University, guiding Denali, and teaching mountaineering courses in the Alaska Range. The joy I experience climbing in rugged beautiful terrain is unparalleled. I look forward to sharing memorable adventures with you through Zion Mountain School.


  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • Years Climbing: 5
  • Years Guiding: 3
  • Interests: Reading, Travel, Simple Living, Georgia O'Keffe Artwork


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