Katy was born and raised in the PNW, where the mountains have always been an inseparable part of her identity. She originally began instructing/guiding rock climbing in Bend, OR and enjoys getting to share her passion of the outdoors and help bring others into the sport. Her passions for rock climbing and skiing expanded into the mountaineering realm after realizing she could extend her ski season a few turns by hiking volcanoes. She is excited to be joining Alpine Ascents and combining her love for the alpine and guiding in the Cascades.
Take 5 with the Guide
Biscoff Cookie Butter on…everything
Dream rope team / climbing partner for your dream climb?
Denali/Messner Couloir ski descent – with Cody Townsend (of course)
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers
Remember that every accomplished mountaineer was a beginner at one point.
Most people don’t know that…
Hawaiian pizza was created in Ontario, Canada, by Greek immigrant Sam Panopoulos in 1962
When you’re not guiding?
Surfing on the coast & mistaking floating ducks for sharks
Ski descents throughout the Cascades
Wilderness First Responder / CPR
AIARE Level 2
Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide