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Jen Olson

  • Lake Louis, AB. Photo: Ryan Creary
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Jen Olson

MEC Envoy Jen Olson Canmore, AB

Jen was the seventh woman in Canada to become an internationally certified mountain guide. She's chasing her dreams of climbing splitter cracks and frozen waterfalls, and has partnered with other female climbers to do first ascents on rock and ice in the Canadian Rockies, Alaska, and Pakistan.

Growing up in Calgary, Jen learned to ski and value the wilderness at an early age. After taking a few climbing courses at the University of Calgary, she was hooked and on her way to being a passionate rock, ice, and alpine climber.

Her favourite place is the Bugaboos, and she tries to spend as much time there as possible playing on the alpine rock faces.

My MEC down jacket keeps me toasty warm at belays, packs well, and doesn't lose its super puff, despite my best efforts to destroy it."