MEC Ambassador Jen Olson Jasper, AB
Long granite alpine rock routes, mixed lines in the Canadian Rockies and being with friends on an intense adventure are what motivates climber and guide Jen Olson. Olson has been chasing her dreams of climbing frozen waterfalls and majestic alpine faces around the world for almost twenty years. She has partnered with other female climbers to do numerous first ascents on rock and ice in the Rockies and Bugaboos, Alaska, and Pakistan where she climbed the East Face of Brakk Zang, Karakoram. Olson has also accomplished five first ascents of waterfall ice climbs in the remote Icefall Brooke region of the Canadian Rockies.
Jen’s passion for climbing and teaching others through guiding that makes her one of the most notable alpinists in Canada today."