Melissa Arnot already had a career teaching wilderness medicine when she became a professional mountain guide in 2004. Two years later, she was a lead guide. A native of Montana, she’s a skilled rock climber and ice leader. Her passions for climbing, teaching, and taking care of others have taken her all over the world helping people test their limits in the safest way possible, while still having fun. As part of EVEREST TEAM INSPI(RED), she summited Everest in 2008 to raise awareness of (RED) and its work to help those suffering from HIV/AIDS in Africa.