Kristie Kayl

    Kristie Kayl

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Kristie was raised in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. When her love of skiing brought her to the summit of Mt Hood for the first time, she discovered a passion for mountaineering. In the winter months, Kristie works as a ski patroller and avalanche dog trainer in Oregon. 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 all over the globe and praying for snow.


    Significant Ascents

    Mt Rainier
    Mt Baker
    Mt Shuksan
    Glacier Peak
    Mt Adams
    Mt Hood
    Mt Jefferson
    Broken Top
    Ski descents on all Cascade volcanoes
    Forbidden Peak, NW Face
    Numerous alpine and rock routes throughout Western US, Canada, Central America, Thailand, Spain, and Japan
    EBC and Three Passes Trek, Nepal


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

    The level of care from our guide and the local team was outstanding. The incredible logistics and coordination needed to pull it off are simply hard to imagine. Well done AAI. From a returning customer who was impressed many years ago, you’ve managed to get even better.

    Mount Kilimanjaro BLOG

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      by Paul Koubek  As one of the western guides fortunate to work with the Alpine Ascents Kilimanjaro Program, when I was asked to write a blog post about any topic I wanted, the first thing that came to mind for me about my experience on Kilimanjaro was: the people! Every Alpine Ascents climb of Kilimanjaro […]

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      We have not been able to operate Kilimanjaro expeditions since February 2020, and during that time our friends over in Tanzania have not been far from our mind. COVID-19 has decimated the Kilimanjaro tourism industry and the income that the local people rely on to house and feed their families. In a typical year, travel […]

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