Kaylee Walden

kaylee walden

High alpine trad ascent of Pyramid Peak, off the Juneau Icefield. Sept. 2015.

I became part of the Mountain Trip family in 2016 (by somewhat serendipitous circumstances) and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’m incredibly humbled to be part of a team that has provided such unmatched alpine experiences to clients from all around the world and consistently uplifts one another.

Born and raised in Montana, I’ve been fascinated by the mountains for as long as I can remember; my best memories growing up involve chasing my parents up hiking trails and down ski slopes as soon as I could walk. Since then, my passion has only deepened, and has drawn me to inspiring mountains around the world, from the Rockies, the Cascades, the Japanese Alps and New Zealand; to the French Alps, the Nepal Himalaya and the High Atlas of Morocco among others. Though I enjoy all alpine pursuits, the pinnacle of happiness for me involves skiing down a steep, pristine backcountry couloir. I guide hiking and backpacking for Mountain Trip on the beautiful trails surrounding Telluride, but most of the time you can find me at our office downtown working on trip logistics, marketing and client outreach. In whatever capacity, I love sharing the joy of moving in the mountains with others.

The past year for me included a Rainier summit, ski mountaineering in Montana, a month of climbing and trekking in the Himalaya and a whole lot of long trail runs and alpine outings in the stunning San Juans surrounding our Telluride office. With any luck (and a bit of hard work) I’ll have a Denali summit under my belt soon–I can’t get away without one on this team for very long. I hold an AAIRE Level 2 Avalanche Certification, a Wilderness First Responder, and hope to take AMGA courses in the coming years.


Happy climbing!

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