Nichole smiling in the mountains

Nicole Lawton

Nicole, a native of the Pacific Northwest, grew up skiing and exploring the mountains with her family from a very young age. After graduating college with a B.S. in biochemistry she decided to follow her dreams of becoming a Colorado ski bum, finding herself in the tiny mountain town of Telluride. There she fell in love with the world of backcountry skiing, climbing, and general type II fun. From Denali, AK to Mt. Shasta, CA to the Alps, guiding has taken Nicole all over the world. Whether it’s sipping a cappuccino and taking in the views or climbing to high summits – Nicole is excited to share the beauty of the mountains with you!

Travel and the Coronavirus for Ryder-Walker Guests

Ryder-Walker is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and acknowledges that there is growing uncertainty about the safety of traveling right now. Currently, our guided and self-guided treks are on schedule to run. Should travel restrictions be implemented by local or global authorities we will post updates on this link.

For more information please visit the websites of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.