Rebecca “Guda” Yaguda originally hails from the great states of New Jersey and Vermont, where she utilized the world class ice to develop herself as a State Champion and collegiate alpine ski racer. When she moved out west in 2010, she discovered rock climbing and powder skiing, and never looked back. She has worked in outdoor education for ten years, primarily as a rock climbing, winter camping, backcountry skiing and backpacking instructor at NOLS. Guda is also a freelance writer and reviews outdoor gear for Switchback Travel. When not guiding or writing, Guda enjoys climbing on any rock formation she can find, riding her mountain bike, and exploring the incredible ski lines of the Tetons.