AMGA-CERTIFIED ROCK GUIDE AND CREATOR OF THE WOMEN’S NETWORK
Aimee Jon Barnes was an AMGA-certified rock guide and creator of The Women’s Network. She started climbing in 1980 and guiding in 1985. She was a member of the 1990 U.S. Women’s climbing team and has competed at a World Cup level. Her professional career has been dedicated to developing the skills of new climbers, while inspiring seasoned climbers to achieve their goals. In 1995, Aimee launched The Women’s Network with the “City Girls” event in City of Rocks, Idaho, empowering women in climbing ever since. Aimee loved canyons of southeast Utah, overseeing Jackson Hole Mountain Guides’ Moab Branch. She passed away on June 19, 2023.