Julie Ann Holder
Growing up in Georgia, Julie Ann frequently found ways to escape the city and explore the rocks and trails of the southeastern U.S. While getting her degree in Outdoor Experiential Education at Appalachian State and working as a trip leader for the University's Outdoor Programs, she spent her summers mountaineering with NOLS, guiding in Southeast Alaska, rock climbing all over the Western U.S., and trekking in Central and South America. In the winters, she works as a Ski Instructor at Big Sky Resort in Montana and currently calls Bozeman her home base.
Julie Ann's love for adventure and passion for teaching and helping others is what led her to become a mountain guide. No matter the conditions, she's usually smiling ear to ear. When not guiding, she can be found trail running, rock climbing, teaching herself aerial silks, making music, experimenting with new gluten free recipes, doing yoga, or searching for tasty turns in the backcountry.
- Rock climbing ascents across the Southeast and Western U.S, Alaska, and Canada
- Ski descents in Montana, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Alberta, Canada
- Washington climbing: Mt. Rainier (via the Muir and Emmons routes), Mount Torment, Mount Baker, Dragontail Peak, and the Liberty Traverse in a day of Liberty Bell, Concord and Lexington Towers, North and South Early Winter Spires in Washington Pass
- Trekking experience in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, and the Netherlands
- Self-taught Aerial Silks performer and instructor
- 33+ mile runs in a day of the Art Loab and Chilkoot Trail
- National Registry Emergency Medical Technician
- Wilderness First Responder
- American Avalanche Association Level 1
- Professional Ski Instructors of America Level 1
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
- Leave-No-Trace Trainer
- B.S. Degree in Recreation Management and Outdoor Experiential Education