Cece Mortenson


Cecelia has been adventuring in the mountains for over 20 years and guiding for the past 15.  However, the favorite time to play in the mountains is in the winter – when skis underfoot allow for some of the best adventures and great days out with friends and guests.

She guides rock, alpine and skiing around the world.  Locally here in the Selkirk mountains of Canada – but also in Alaska, Europe, South America and in the Cascades – which is the range where she learned to climb. Cece has guided or climbed on six continents, including Antarctica, where she was the lead field mountaineer for the US Antarctic Program. She is the 9th female certified IFMGA Mountain Guide in Canada – and currently one of twenty women in North America.

In her free time, Cece loves to search out perfect crack climbing in Squamish or Zion, ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies, or seeks out deep powder skiing in the Columbia Mountains of Canada. In those rare moments when it’s time to rest and take a break from the mountains, Cece enjoys cultural travel, yoga, a good book and hanging with friends from around the world. When journeying into the mountains with Cecelia, you will immediately sense her passion for climbing, guiding and ultimately, for inspiring others to live life to its fullest.