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Melissa Arnot

Bio Climbing Accomplishments

Although she didn’t begin guiding until 2004, Melissa Arnot has quickly become America's pre-eminent female high altitude climber with 4 summits of Mt. Everest, the most by any woman, 95+ Mt. Rainier summits, 1 Kilimanjaro summit, and expeditions on Denali, Cotopaxi, Cayambe, Aconcagua, Ama Dablam and Makalu. She is a senior guide for Rainier Mountaineering, Inc., a Leave No Trace trainer, certified Wilderness EMT and teaches Wilderness EMT courses for Remote Medical International.

  • 4 Summits of Mt. Everest (29,029') -- The most by any woman
  • 95+ Summits of Mt. Rainier, Washington (14,411')
  • 1 Expedition on Mt. McKinley (20,320')
  • 5 Expeditions on Cotopaxi, Ecuador (19,348')
  • 3 Expeditions on Cayambe, Ecuador (18,997')
  • 4 Expeditions to Aconcagua, Argentina (22,841')
  • 1 Expedition on Kilimanjaro (19,341')
  • Various Ascents in the North Cascades, Washington
  • Various Expeditions in Glacier Park, Montana
  • Rock/Ice Climbs in Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Kentucky
  • Rock Leads up to 5.12 (sport) 5.11 (trad)
  • Ice Leads up to WI 5