Betsy Manero

Eliot, ME

I fell in love with climbing while attending Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. It wasn’t long after I started climbing that I realized how much I enjoy teaching and sharing climbing. One thing led to another and I found myself working as a guide for Petra Cliffs in Burlington, VT.

Soon after graduating from college, I made the trek out to Jackson Hole to climb in the Tetons. I now work for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Bigger mountains demand more respect, and I am preparing myself to work in these mountains by taking an AMGA Rock Guide Course. This is the first step to becoming a fully certified mountain guide, and a Flyin’ Ryan Scholarship could help me achieve this goal!


Special Note: Betsy’s Adventure Scholarship was made possible by Joe and Sara Swanson, to honor the memory of Peiter Swanson, who died in a skiing accident on March 31, 2014.

Read Betsy’s application essay

Read Betsy’s Letter of Recommendation


My Core Values

  1. Never stop being a kid at heart
  2. Work hard to play hard
  3. Only take what you need
  4. Always remember to give back
  5. Do the things you love because you want to do them, not because other people want you to do them
  6. Remember to take a rest day every now and then
  7. Keep your head up and acknowledge and appreciate your surroundings

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