Kylie grew up in a little farm town called Caldwell, Idaho. She is an identical triplet and travels for a living as a professional adventure photographer. She is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah and has a pup named Griz (who looks exactly like a grizzly bear) and a Sprinter named Smokey.
What was your first climbing experience?
My first climbing experience outdoors was in the Tetons on Disappointment Peak. It was far from disappointing and I knew I'd be in this for the long haul. Multi-pitch climbing absolutely terrified me in the best way possible.
What is your favorite type of climbing?
Trad and alpine. I'll climb anything and have a good time, but the aspect of the long approaches and multi-faceted adventure keeps my stoke high. My all time favorite climb is Soulfire in Indian Creek.
Any style of climbing that you particularly dislike?
I don't boulder. When I'm outside I'd just prefer to be on a rope.
Where are your favorite areas to climb?
Indian Creek, the Eastern Sierras, Washington Cascades, Tetons, Squamish, Wind River Range and my home state City of Rocks.
Tell us about your all-time favorite climb:
Sleeping on the top of the Southwest Rib in Washington Pass was one of my all time favorite climbs. Nothing too terrifying, lots of smiles and laughs, and beautiful exposure. We slept on the summit and enjoyed a fun descent. I also love anything on the Grand, as that's a classic climb and a beautiful walk.
Why do you climb / spend time outdoors?
I try hard at a lot of things in life, and climbing always feels hard. There's something about building that grit while also having fun that keeps me coming back.
What other hobbies/interests or passions do you have?
Skiing, mountaineering, backpacking, boating, fly fishing, paragliding, and mountain biking. Anything that gets my body moving up and through mountains is fun for me.
What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by people who live their lives from a place of love, rather than fear. It doesn't even matter what they're doing or who they are, but instead how they approach life. It's a mindset I admire the most, and any one of us is capable of achieving it.
Tell us about your dream day:
My dream day would be Multi-adventure day: climb up a mountain on skis, fly off the top, then go rock climbing and eat a giant Dominos pizza.
Favorite post-send meal:
Dominos Pizza and garlic twists.
What are your long-term climbing goals, bucket list items, etc.?
I'd love to climb a big wall with a female partner and climb in the Dolomites.
Anything else we should know?
We move through mountains so they can move us.