Kristie Kayl

    Kristie Kayl

    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Kristie was raised in the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. For the past decade, Kristie has worked as a ski patroller and avalanche dog trainer in winter months. During the warm season she lives and breathes climbing and guiding of all disciplines. Kristie brings her background in international travel and expedition guiding to mountains around the world. She spends her fall season rock climbing and praying for snow.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not guiding?
    Climbing

    What was your first mountain?
    Mt Hood

    What’s always in your snack bag?
    Variety

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week, who would you choose?
    Kevin Kayl

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers
    Go climbing

    5-year

    Significant Ascents

    Denali
    Kilimanjaro
    Aconcagua
    Mt Vinson
    Mt Rainier
    Mt Baker
    Mt Jefferson
    Mt Hood
    El Capitan in Yosemite Valley
    Many alpine and rock routes throughout the US and abroad

    Certifications

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

    As usual very well organised; the logistics on this one are difficult to say the least and as usual AAI brings it all together very well and provides a great experience of the Antarctic. Both of my guides have first class mountaineering skills; the experience they bring to a group are second to no-one. Strong […]

    ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/19/24

      Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/12/2024

      Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/05/24

      Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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