Rob Coppolillo

Coppolillo is an IFMGA/AMGA mountain guide who enjoys leading mountain adventures and teaching avalanche courses in the western United States, European Alps, Svalbard, and British Columbia. He’s the 97th American to have earned his international certification with the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA). He speaks French and Italian, and he’s a freelance writer and the author of “Holy Spokes: A Biking Bible for Everyone” and “The Mountain Guide Manual” (Falcon, 2017), one of the official textbooks of the AMGA, and “The Ski Guide Manual.” He lives in Seattle, Wash., with his ever-understanding wife, Rebecca, and their identical twin boys, Luca and Dominic.


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