Kurt is the founder of Sierra Mountaineering International. He has been a professional mountain guide since 1986 and has 100+ major expeditions to all 7 continents on his resume including three successful ascents of Mt. Everest in 1995, 2008 and 2012. He is also one of the few American mountaineer’s to climb Mt. Everest by two different routes. Kurt has now become one of less than 400 people worldwide to climb the Seven Summits and one of only a small handful of people to have successfully guided them all. He has led expeditions to peaks in Africa, Alaska, the Alps, Antarctica, Bolivia, Ecuador, the Himalayas, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, and Turkey. Kurt was a senior guide on Mt. Rainier from 1991 – 2006 and has 120 ascents of this peak and has been mountaineering in the Sierra for over 30 years. He is the founder of Sierra Mountaineering International, Inc. and runs it from his hometown of Bishop, California along the base of the beautiful Eastern Sierra.