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.
Mt Hood, multiple ski descents
Mt Hood circumnavigation on skis
Mt Rainier, 3 routes, ski descent
Glacier Peak, ski descent
Mt Baker, ski descent
Broken Top, ski descent
Mt Adams, ski descent
Monkey Face, Smith Rock
Various rock routes throughout Thailand, British Columbia, Smith Rock, OR, and Japan
Avalanche Level 2
Leave No Trace Trainer
I enjoyed everything about the expedition except for the weather conditions. They demonstrated tremendous leadership and decision making skills. I thought they were outstanding in every way and was very confident in placing my life in their hands.