Hailing from the great state of Vermont (small but mighty!), Inga spent much of her childhood falling on her face in her dad’s cross-country ski tracks. Although she’s been wandering the woods on foot and skis throughout her life, it wasn’t until college, when she was introduced to rock climbing, that she discovered a taste for the physical and mental challenges of technical travel in the mountains.
Since then she’s continued tromping around New England (now with a rope!) while squeezing in time to study glaciers as a broke grad student. Deciding to try being a broke glacier guide for a change, Inga first ventured to the Wrangells in 2021 and was immediately taken with this wild corner of the world.
These days she spends her winters working on her PhD at the University of Maine and her summers playing on glaciers with us here in Alaska! When not out and about, you can find her informing the uneducated how great maple creemees are (SO great) and dancing (poorly) to whatever live music she can find.
- Hometown: Shelburne, VT
- Education: Masters of Science in Quaternary and Climate Studies from the University of Maine (aka glaciers ‘n stuff…)
- Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Avalanche 1
- Favorite Wrangell Adventure: Backpacking the Goat Trail
- Best Wrangell Memory: Celebrating a buddy’s birthday in the backcountry thanks to weather delaying our pick-up by a day! 🙂