Meet The Team – Winslow Passey

Winslow has been guiding since 2002, is a certified
AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guide, and has taken both
the AMGA Rock course and Alpine Course. She has
guided all around the world in places like Mongolia,
Antarctica, Nepal, Norway, Alaska, the Cascades, and
the Wasatch mountains of Utah.

Winslow has done
several first ski descents in Antarctica, and some first
ascents of several smaller peaks down there as well.
What Winslow loves most is backcountry ski guiding
whether on the Arctic circle in Svalbard, Norway, on the
dramatic peaks of Valdez, Alaska, or near home in the
Wasatch mountains of Utah.
About Winslow:
Winslow grew up in Georgia playing all kinds of sports
lettering in 5 varsity sports every year of high school. Then,
she went on to play softball and basketball for 2 years in
college. Her senior year in college, she did an exchange
program and came to Utah. Undoubtedly, she fell in love
with the mountains and a whole bunch of new activities like
skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, and
mountaineering. Pediatrician was her intended path until she
began working with troubled youth in a Wilderness survival
program.


Her first backpacking experience was with a handmade
backpack from a tarp and seatbelt webbing. She thrived with
the challenges and soon she realized her heart was in the
wild.
For 8 years she worked in wilderness programs and did a lot
of mountaineering, climbing, and backcountry skiing. At
one point, she asked herself, “What is the coolest job I can
imagine doing?”, and ‘Mountain Guiding’ popped into her
mind. Her and her husband Todd moved to the Cascades to
ski and climb.


In 2002 she began guiding for Alpine Ascents International
where she worked for 10 years guiding. Winslow has guided
all around the world on peaks like Denali (9X), Aconcagua
(2X), Nepal (11X), Mongolia’s highest peak, and
Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson and skiing to the south pole (5
seasons).


Bodhi, her son, was born in 2013. Winslow wanted to be
around for him instead of launching all around the world and
so got trained as a Yoga Health Coach which began a
journey of deep healing and exploration.


Interestingly, she has been combining her coaching and
guiding ever since and often have clients that work with her
in both ways.


In 2020, she embarked on a professional leadership coaching
program. Now, she helps people dream big and make those
dreams a reality. Living small is not what Winslow is all
about. With skiers, climbers, or hikers who want to play
with coaching and mountain adventures, Winslow creates a
program to get them outside. Therefore, nature can feed their
soul and they can create big visions of who they want to
become.


As her client Laura said, “I have learned so much so quickly
that where I am now did not even seem possible when I
started.”


Excitingly, Winslow likes to get to take people to the top of
mountains and the top of their health and their dreams. She
is very patient and enjoys teaching others how to be selfsufficient in the mountain.

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