Program Founders


Camille Fiducia


Camille discovered climbing in 2012, while attending college at the University of Utah. As Camille’s love for climbing grew to include rock, ice, and snowy mountains, she also cultivated a career in the fitness industry as a model regularly working with brands such as Backcountry, Black Diamond, Nike and Reebok. In 2018, Camille took her love of climbing and fitness to Afghanistan, where she worked with Ascend, an American NGO giving Afghan women the tools and knowledge to climb mountains, and in the process, helps rebuild the cultural expectations for women in Afghanistan. 6 months later, she launched Embark in a partnership with Elevated Mountain Guides. She continues to visit and work in Afghanistan, as well as managing Embark and her modeling career in the US. Read more about Camille Fiducia here.

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Nikki McGee

Founding Partner.


Nikki McGee is the founder of Elevated Mountain Guides, an organization that brings climbing and wilderness skills to under-served youth populations in Utah.