Kenai Backcountry Adventures operates a variety of trips all over Alaska ranging from day trips to expeditions.
Our guides are based on the Kenai Peninsula for the duration of the season. Your experience, skills, credentials, and motivation will ultimately determine your trip assignments, number of trips, number of clients, and the type of trips you will guide. While some guides may only guide certain activities or trips, we seek “Swiss-Army” style guides that are able to guide a wide range of activities; primarily with a focus on high-adventure, and mountaineering.
Selected guides generally need to be in Seward, Alaska by the end of April to begin the required company training; our summer season runs through to mid-September for most guides, some guides may stay on until the beginning to middle of October.
Guides are responsible for their own personal transportation and housing while in Alaska. Company vehicles are provided for in-trip operations requiring passenger transportation.
KBA provides necessary group gear for our clients (tents, cooking equipment, technical equipment, etc). However, guides are required to provide their own gear, such as backpacks, clothing, boots, etc.; most technical gear required for trips is provided by KBA, however you are always welcome to use your own gear as long as it’s approved by the company. A detailed Guide Gear & Equipment list will be provided. KBA provides Pro Deals to all employees.
GUIDE ROLES (see current opportunities)
- Expedition Guide; backpacking, mountaineering, glacier travel, packrafting, etc.
- Glacier Guide – day trips and/or expeditions
- Boat Captain & Hiking Guide – USCG OUPV 6 Pack (or greater)
- Packrafting Guide
- Rafting Guide – Paddle crew up to Class III+ technical glacial rivers (remote)
- Hiking Guide
- Ski / Snowboard Guide – Alpine Touring (Ski or Splitboard) & Ski Touring (XC)
If you’re interested in any of our opportunities, to apply send a resume, and cover letter, indicating the position your applying for, and your desired wage/salary, to:
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