Kurt Hicks
Guide: Rainier, Mountaineering School

Kurt is an AMGA Certified Alpine and Rock Guide. From his Seattle home base, he guides full-time, year-round throughout the United States, Norway, and Canada. Kurt has a degree in Resource Recreation and Tourism and is also an AIARE avalanche instructor. When he's not out guiding and teaching, he enjoys climbing new routes in the Cascades and exploring the region's phenomenal ski touring.

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Significant Ascents

Mt. Rainier via multiple routes
Mt. Stuart
Mt. Baker 40+ ascents
Denali- 5 expeditions, 3 summits
Mt. Shuskan
Glacier Peak
Mt. Adams
Liberty Bell
Mt. Francis
Mt. Barrill
Mooses Tooth
Radio Control Tower
Cutthroat Peak
Various rock climbs in Washington Pass, Leavenworth, and Red Rocks

Certified Alpine Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association. Certified Rock Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association.


AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
AMGA Certified Rock Guide
Wilderness First Responder and CPR Certification
Leave No Trace Master Educator
Avalanche III Trained - American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE)
Avalanche Level 1 Leader - AIARE
Avalanche Level 2 Instructor - AIARE