Katie Wry

    Katie Wry

    Guide: Washington

    Katie is a native Vermonter but moved out west to pursue a career in the outdoor industry, after graduating from college. Growing up around the ski industry Katie has always had a strong passion for the mountains. After graduating from college with a degree in Sociology/Anthropology she settled in Lake Tahoe, CA where she ski patrolled for 10 years at Kirkwood Resort. This past season Katie moved to Colorado to learn about a new mountain range and a continental snowpack, getting a job as an advanced ski patroller at Crested Butte.

    Wanting to combine her passion for the outdoors and climbing mountains with her love of working with and teaching people she decided to try out mountain guiding to compliment her winter patrolling work. In 2015 Katie began her guiding career on Mt. Shasta in Northern California, where she has guided ski and mountaineering and taught glacier seminars for the past 6 seasons. Over the past decade Katie has climbed and skied many peaks and volcanos all across the west. Katie is always in the pursuit of new knowledge, seeking out any and all training and education she can; she attended National Avalanche school in 2013, High angle rope school in 2020, Avalanche Pro 1 with AAI in 2021, and the AMGA Alpine Skills Course in 2021. Katie is CPR certified, has an Outdoor Emergency Care cert since 2011, National EMT cert in 2021, with considerable medical, trauma and high angle rope rescue experience throughout her ski patrolling work. Katie is incredibly passionate about the outdoors in her personal life but is equally motivated to teach others and help share that joy and passion for the mountains with people eager to tap into the climbing world.

    This will be Katie’s first year working in the Pacific Northwest and she could not be more excited to explore and learn more about the Northern Cascades.

    Significant Ascents

    Mount Rainier
    Mount Shuksan
    Mount Adams
    Mount Shasta
    Mount Whitney
    Grand Teton

    Certifications

    EMT / CPR
    Avalanche Pro 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Alpine Skills Course

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