Founder, AMGA Ski & Alpine Guide

Kirk has worked as a mountain and ski guide since the mid-seventies in the Sawtooths and Tetons. He first introduced the Mongolian yurt as a backcountry shelter to the mountains of North America and constructed the first “yurt hut system” in the Sawtooths. Kirk specializes in leading multi-environment trips mountain-to-river, and is also an avid sailor. Guiding internationally, his experiences includes numerous mountain ascents and ski/snowboard descents throughout the South American Andes, exploratory Himalayan climbing, heli-ski guiding in Alaska’s Chugach Range, and adventuring in Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand. Kirk is an AMGA certified alpine and ski mountaineering guide.

Certifications:

AMGA Alpine Guide
AMGA Ski Guide
AAA Certified Instructor
Level 3 Avalanche
AIARE Level 1 Course Leader
AIARE Level 2 Course Leader
Wilderness First Responder
CPR