Maria Parkes

Maria grew up in the UK, but has called Canada home since 2006. She loves exploring the mountains and crags around her home in Squamish, BC – climbing and hiking in the summer and ski touring in the winter. Her passion for the mountains has taken her on many trips throughout North America, Europe, Patagonia and New Zealand. In spring, she works in Arctic Greenland running expedition logistics and driving snowmobiles for a ski guiding operation.
With a degree in Geology and a geekiness for glaciers, Maria’s excited to share her knowledge and skills with you on both day and overnight hiking trips. She loves getting to know individuals and finding out what motivates them to get out in the backcountry.