About Karen

Although not a rock climber herself, Karen MacDonald has lived and done a lot of activities in Squamish for many years. She not only raised 4 boys here, but she knows all the hiking trails and is a great source for any local beta! Karen has been working with Ashley since 2010 and is the glue that holds the place together. She is a merchandising master, knows our stock inside out, and is ready to help you prepare for your next adventure.

Fun Fact

Karen loves traveling and has already visited 30+ countries! Some of her most memorable countries includes Botswana, Colombia, and Peru, to name a few. The most interesting country she’s been to is Vanuatu. She learned that Vanuatu is where bungee jumping originated from and is seen as a right of passage for a boy to become a man. They would tie vines around the boy’s ankles and throw him over a cliff. If he survived, he was a man!