Kent McBride has extensive guiding and instructing experience(since ’96)in all the realms of climbing and skiing. His work has taken him to many different areas around the world. Through utilizing his ability to organize exciting and interesting trips, prepare very challenging goals for his clients and helping them to hone their skills in the mountains, he has developed many lasting relationships.
Kent is one of the few Americans who has passed the rock, alpine and ski mountaineering exams to become UIAGM / IFMGA certified. Over the past 20 years Kent has skied, climbed and guided in Europe (France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain), Argentina (Patagonia), Chile, Bolivia, Canada, Africa, Mexico, China, Tibet,Nepal, New Zealandand the major hot spots around the United States. He has also worked 14 winters as a helicopter ski guide extensively throughout Alaska (Haines,Girdwood,Tordrilllos, Valdez), Greenland and Chile. Thanks to Marmot and K2 in 2005 he climbed to the Central Summit of Shishapagnma (8000 meters) in Tibet without oxygen and then completed the first ski descent of the Untsch couloir.
AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide
Wilderness First Response & CPR
Level 3 American Avalanche Institute