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Kirah Solomon

Kirah Solomon

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Growing up in Colorado, Kirah began her climbing and skiing education in the Rocky Mountains and, after graduating from college, continued her studies on the Cascade Volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest. She began her guiding career on Mount Shasta, Calif., and in the Eastern Sierra on Mt. Whitney. Since 1997 she has expanded her experience of rock and ice climbing throughout the western states and in Greece and Turkey. Kirah is a professional ski patroller in Park City and enjoys backcountry ski trips in Utah, Canada, and Alaska. With education from organizations such as AMGA, APP, AIARE, PSIA, and LNT, Kirah is able to pair professional training with her natural enthusiasm for climbing and revel in sharing it with others. When not playing outside she might be found reading, practicing Spanish, or enjoying the company of animal friends.

5-year

Significant Ascents

Aconcagua, Argentina
Denali, Alaska, 6 ascents
Grand Teton, Wyoming, complete Exum Ridge in a day
Mt. Rainier, 40+ ascents by 5 routes
Mt. Baker, 20+ ascents
Mt. Adams
Mt. Shuksan, 4 ascents by 2 routes
Eldorado Peak
Sahale Peak
Mt. Olympus
Mt. Shasta, 100+ ascents by 7 routes, 2 ski descents, 1 snowboard descent
15 Cascade volcanoes (7 ski descents, 1 snowboard descent)
14 Colorado fourteeners (1 ski descent)
V-Notch, Palisades Glacier, Eastern Sierra
2 Sierra Nevada fourteeners

Certifications

AMGA, Certified Single Pitch Instructor
Outdoor Emergency Care and Wilderness First Responder
American Red Cross – CPR & AED
AIARE, Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace certified
Association of Professional Patrollers – Hill Safety, Rope Rescue, Skiing, and Risk Mgmt.

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