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. In winter months, she has been a Ski Patroller and Avalanche Dog Trainer on Mt Hood since 2011. During the warm season she lives and breaths climbing and guiding. Kristie brings her background in international travel and her adventurous spirit to the Kilimanjaro program and international expedition guiding. Kristie spends her fall season rock climbing throughout the world and praying for snow.

Significant Ascents

Denali
Kilimanjaro
Aconcagua
Mt Rainier
Mt Baker
Glacier Peak
Mt Adams
Mt Hood
Mt Jefferson
Broken Top
Ski decents on all Cascade volcanoes
Forbidden Peak, NW Face
Mt Shuksan
Sharkfin Tower
Numerous alpine and rock routes throughout Western US, Canada, Central America, Thailand, Spain, and Japan

Certifications

Wilderness EMT / CPR
Pro 1 Avalanche Certification
AAIRE Rec. Level 2
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Alpine Skills Course

This program was incredibly well done on multiple levels. I can’t imagine a better structured and functional program to Kilimanjaro. Every detail was amazingly worked out to perfection. The entire program went over in a seamless fashion without a single hitch, despite many many individual details that required constant management. It became very clear after […]

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