Shelby Carpenter is a freelance writer and professional mountain guide based in Berkeley, California. Her work has appeared in Outside, Rock and Ice, Alaska Magazine, and Powder.com. She’s also the author of Denali National Park and Preserve (Images of America Series), a photographic history of the park. In her spare time, she enjoys climbing mountains and unstoppable Netflix binges. REI Member since 2010.
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