Ilana is a native of Southern California, reaping the benefits of the locale – always to be found either surfing, climbing, snowboarding or managing all three in one day. She is an accomplished rock and ice climber and loves earning her turns in the backcountry splitboarding. Currently residing in Colorado, she is a full-time nursing student and spends every lick of free time in the outdoors exploring mountains and pursuing adventure in whatever form it takes.
She has been featured in various media outlets including the December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine,Â Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).
Cliff Notes: Eiger North Face via 1938 (Original) Route, Matterhorn North Face via Schmid Route, Rubezahl (WI 6 – Kandersteg, Austria), Bird Brain Boulevard (WI 5, M6, Ouray, CO), Vallee Blanche via Grand Envers du Plan descent
Ilana’s Blog: ThrillseekersAnonymous.com
On Instagram: @ilana_jesse
On Twitter: @ilana_jesse