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.
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.