Karin enjoys sharing her love of the backcountry with others. The mountains are an amazing classroom, and Karin has spent the vast majority of her life learning, growing, and being humbled in the mountain environment.
She began working professionally in the mountains in 2002 and has spent the last 15 years as an outdoor educator, instructor, technical guide, ski patroller and avalanche forecaster. Karin also dedicated over a decade of this to working as an instructor, course director and staff trainer for Outward Bound schools across western North America in addition to her guiding.
She is currently trained by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) in the Ski and Alpine disciplines and is AMGA certified as a rock climbing guide. Active full-time since 2006 in the avalanche industry, Karin is trained to a Professional Level 2 standard and is an AIARE Course Leader.
She also has a love of mountain biking and is certified as a Level 1 instructor through the BICP. No matter how you want to travel through the mountains, Karin would love to spend a day with you whether climbing rock, making beautiful powder turns or shredding the single track.