Erica An Rickard (she/her/hers) is a 2nd generation Korean American, born and raised in Seattle where she grew up hiking, camping and foraging. Inspired by her Grandfather (안상은), who was a team member on the successful 1977 Korean Everest expedition, she loves long approaches and the freedom of the hills. She has been getting folks into the mountains and wild places of the Pacific Northwest since 2003: she was the president of the Hiking Club at the University of Washington, led hikes for Hike it Baby, and most recently, has been involved in The Mountaineers backpacking program.
Erica believes in creating inclusive, safe spaces for women and BIPOC to experience the outdoors and wishes to address the lack of diversity in the climbing and skiing communities. When not horsing around with her three wriggly children, Erica is found backpacking, climbing, alpine touring or on CalTopo planning the next adventure.
Washington State Event Coordinator