The Firn Line

Alpine Progression: Mallorie Estenson

Episode Summary

Mallore Esteonson is an alpinist and mountain guide from the pacific northwest.

Episode Notes

On today’s episode of The Firn line, we’ll get to know Pacific Northwest-based alpinist Mallorie Estenson. Growing up in the shadows of the North Cascades, Mallorie participated in athletics as a kid, with an inclination toward the more adventurous side of life. Eventually, this led to an interest in climbing, and for the last three years, she’s been working as a mountain guide. But Mallorie’s interest in climbing goes much deeper than the guiding life. In fact, it’s not a stretch to call her a straight up “Dirtbag” climber. And in Mallorie’s world - that’s a good thing.

I recently got a chance to talk to Mallorie about her progression as an alpinist, how that led to a recent life-changing experience in the Picket Range, as well as her future professional and personal goals in the mountains.

Music by Evan Phillips

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