Name: Kip Davis
Hometown: Leadville, CO
Position at RMOC: Head Guide for the Mountaineering Program
Certifications: AMGA Rock Guide and Single Pitch Provider, Assistant Alpine Guide & Apprentice Ski Guide. AIARE Level 2 and Avalanche Rescue Course. DMM Wilderness First Responder & CPR
When did you start guiding? 1999
When did you start at RMOC? 2020
What is your most rewarding experience while guiding? Knowing that folks want to come back for more experiences.
Your most epic day? Back Country Skiing off Wolf Creek Pass. I can’t peg one day because it’s always an epic day when the snow is fresh and deep!
Eduacation/Backround: Major Sociology & Minor Special Education, University of Oregon
What do you do in the off season? What’s an off season?
Favorite beer: Pacifico w/Lime
Favorite day off activity: Watching movies
Favorite climb: Davis 47th Trip Around the Sun (Davis Face)
Favorite thing after the river: When the water turns to frozen precipitation during the Winter. Who am I kidding I much rather be gliding over frozen water than floating on it!