Kristie Kayl

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Kristie grew up in Oregon’s PNW.  After skiing off the summit of Mt Hood for the first time, she fell in love with ski mountaineering and has continued to explore and ski the Cascades. In the winter, she works as a Ski Patroller and Avalanche Dog trainer on Mt Hood. During the warm months she lives and breaths climbing and guiding. Kristie usually spends her fall season in search of new climbing areas throughout the world and praying for snow.

Guide For:

Aconcagua
Denali

Significant Ascents

Mt Hood, multiple ski descents
Mt Hood circumnavigation on skis
Mt Jefferson
Mt Rainier, 3 routes, ski descent
Glacier Peak, ski descent
Mt Baker, ski descent
Broken Top, ski descent
Mt Adams, ski descent

Mt. Shuksan
Forbidden Peak
Liberty Bell
Sharkfin Tower
Monkey Face, Smith Rock
Various rock routes throughout Thailand, British Columbia, Smith Rock, OR, and Japan

Certifications

WFR/CPR
EMT
Avalanche Level 2
Leave No Trace Trainer

Outstanding program (as have been all of my Alpine Ascents climbs). Our guide has excellent leadership skills. Our assistant was careful not to overstep his role as assistant guide but I am confident he will be a strong leader when he is lead guide.

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