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 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. This year, she will bring her background in international travel and adventurous spirit to the Kilimanjaro program. Kristie usually spends her fall season in search of new climbing areas throughout the world and praying for snow.
ski decents on all Cascade volcanoes
Numerous alpine and rock routes throughout Western US, Canada Thailand, Spain, and Japan
Pro 1 Avalanche Certification
AAIRE Rec. Level 2
Leave No Trace Trainer
The climb far exceeded any expectations I had. The entire program, from arrival at the airport to departure was run effortlessly and smoothly without any hitches making it extremely easy for me to just concentrate on the trekking aspects and nothing else to concern myself about as it was all taken care of.