Katy Lanfri

    Katy Lanfri

    Guide: Washington

    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

    Guilty Pleasure
    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

    Significant Ascents

    Mt. Rainier
    Mt. Baker
    Mt. Shasta
    Mt. Hood
    Ski descents throughout the Cascades


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    AIARE Level 2
    Single Pitch Instructor
    AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide


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