A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, I live between Whistler and Seattle. I am super active in many outdoor sports including skiing, touring, hiking, climbing, surfing and running. I competed on the Freeskiing World Tour until Tignes in 2007. I broke my leg and watched the death of a fellow competitor. Since then, I have switched my focus and travelled the world in search of perfect pow and amazing culture in such places as Gulmarg and La Grave.
I have ski mountaineered for two years now and had the opportunity last season to climb and ski Fissile, Mount Currie, Wedge, Alpha and Serratus in the Tantalus Range, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and Mount Adams. This season I have skied the Aussie Couloir north of Pemberton, completed the Spearhead Traverse in a day and have many more adventures planned for the future.
Over the last three years, I had photographs published in nine different magazines, four catalogues, and numerous websites. In January 2011, I was published in Powder Magazines 2011 Photo Annual section. The photo was by Re Wikstrom, one of the several photographers I work closely with. Re was also a finalist in the Pro-Photographer Showdown at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler and I had ten photos in her slideshow.
This year, my goal is to summit and ski Denali. I had a severe stroke nearly three years ago and I want to celebrate my survival with a great challenge and hopefully accomplishment.
I plan to continue skiing and mountaineering whenever I can, work with photographers and write about my adventures on Doglotion.com.
See you in the white room!
Holly Walker, December 2011