Bethann Swartz

Beth Swartz is the newest FOTR Board Member and comes to FOTR with years of experience living and working on Mount Washington. Beth is a former Appalachian Mountain Club Hermit Lake Caretaker. She spent most of 2013-2015 calling Hermit Lake her home and shredding nearly every ski line in the eastern ravines of Mt. Washington. In addition to her vast knowledge of the backcountry of the White Mountains, her backcountry education and resume includes AIARE Level 2 Certification, EMT, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator and is a volunteer for the AMC Search and Rescue Team. While she no longer lives on Mt. Washington, she is still a resident of the Mt. Washington Valley where she is a middle school teacher and field hockey coach. She continues to ski every chance she gets, which includes skinning up something most days after school. Live and work where you play, right?  Beth and several other ladies from the MWV are the members of the Tuckerettes, the 2-time Female Sport Team champs of the Inferno!

In addition to serving on the Board for FOTR, Beth is a founding member of the newly created White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation, which aims to promote avalanche education in the northeast and held it’s inaugural youth avalanche awareness course this past spring. Beth is looking forward to sharing her passion for these mountains with others.  Be sure to say hi to her if you run into her in the back country!


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