The quintessential mountain guide, Julie Culberson was adept on rock, snow, ice and at high altitude. She safely guided numerous clients up the highest peaks on several continents. Even with her nearly perfect record of success, perhaps her most distinguishing characteristic as a guide was her enormous capacity for client care. Julie was strong, compassionate, and loved sharing the mountains with people. In her honor, this fund has been established to help support women who have chosen guiding as a profession.
This scholarship provides partial funding to women trying to become better professional mountain guides, whether through AMGA guiding and skills courses or avalanche and medical courses. Women’s or women-driven expeditions and adventures are also candidates for funding.
To see photos from Lyra Pierroti, the 2012 Julie Cheney Culberson Educational Fund recipient, please click here.
To read 2013 Julie Cheney Culberson Educational Fund recipient Lisa Van Sciver’s report, click here.