Kurt Hicks
Guide: Washington

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
Moose's 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/ CPR
Leave No Trace Master Educator 
Avalanche III
Avalanche Level 1 Leader - AIARE
Avalanche Level 2 Instructor - AIARE