Lindsay Fixmer


Since her initiation into climbing in 1999, Lindsay has traveled to world-class climbing destinations and guides clients of all abilities on rock, ice, and alpine climbs. She is the director of IRIS, who provide a space for women to come together, learn from one another and challenge the paradigm that adventuring in the outdoors, by frozen waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains is solely for men.

Lindsay began her career coaching youth competitive climbing teams and managing climbing gyms. Through this experience, Lindsay naturally transitioned to guiding and works closely with her clients to develop their skills.  Lindsay has guided acriss the Rockies, Tetons, Sierra, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, the North and Southeast US, Argentina, Mexico, and Iceland.

She has first ascents in Iceland, India and SE Asia. While Lindsay loves rock climbing, she excels as a technician on ice. To quote Kristoff from Frozen, Lindsay agrees, “Ice is my life.” From the ice meccas of the Northeast, the San Juan’s in Colorado, the rich abundance of alpine ice in Montana and Wyoming. When Lindsay isn’t climbing, you can catch her playing guitar and singing at local cafes.