Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Loren Copp

Guiding since 2015

Loren Copp found an admiration for the natural world in the backwoods of Pennsylvania as a teenager. He found a calling to serve others as a teacher, leader, guide, and storyteller. Loren left the rolling hills of Pennsylvania to attend the University of New Hampshire and study Outdoor Education. It is here that Loren found a passion for rock climbing. Loren focused his outdoor education major in rock climbing instruction, as well as the therapeutic applications of wilderness programs. He graduated UNH in 2016 as a Shumway Scholar, and distinguished teaching assistant. Loren also worked as a teacher and medic in Ghana, West Africa for many summers before joining us at Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School. Loren first came to us in the summer of 2016 as an intern. He showed commitment to excellent client care and good focus on the beginner experience. On the off seasons, Loren works in Utah as a wilderness therapy field guide at a residential treatment center for teens.

Loren specializes in working with beginner rock climbers, families, and teens. “Climbing with my clients is all about telling a story. It’s not just about teaching the knots and the moves. It’s about experiencing the call of the mountains, communing with the natural world, and celebrating the strength inside all of us.”

Loren’s favorite route: Birch Ade, Acadia National Park, ME.

Guiding Credentials
  • PCIA Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Certification
  • AMGA Single Pitch Climbing Instructor Certification
Medical and Rescue Credentials
  • Wilderness EMT (NREMT Basic)
  • AEGIS Emotional Crisis Management
Education Credentials
  • B.S. in Outdoor Education, University of New Hampshire