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Kyle McDowell is a highly experienced mountain guide and bear guide based in Alaska. He has spent many years exploring and guiding clients through the rugged and remote terrain of the Alaskan wilderness.

McDowell’s passion for the mountains began at a young age, and he has been climbing and guiding in Alaska for well over a decade. He is an accomplished and certified guide and has completed the rigorous training and testing required to become a professional guide. He is also a Wilderness First Responder, which means he is trained to handle medical emergencies that may arise while on a trip in the backcountry.

McDowell’s extensive knowledge of the Alaskan mountains and his skills as a guide make him a valuable asset to any expedition. He is able to safely navigate clients through the challenging terrain and provide them with a unique and unforgettable experience. McDowell is well-versed in all types of mountaineering, including rock climbing, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing & splitboarding, and is able to tailor his trips to suit the needs and abilities of his clients.

In addition to his technical skills and knowledge, McDowell is known for his positive attitude and excellent leadership abilities. He is able to create a safe and enjoyable environment for his clients, and is able to effectively communicate and provide guidance throughout the trip.

McDowell’s trips are designed to be challenging, but also safe and rewarding. He has a deep respect for the mountains and the wilderness, and is committed to preserving the natural environment. He is also dedicated to ensuring that his clients have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

For anyone looking for a professional and experienced guide for their next Alaskan mountaineering adventure, Kyle McDowell is an excellent choice. His skills, knowledge, and passion for the mountains make him a valuable asset to any expedition.


  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Bear Guard / Wilderness Safety Guide
  • US Coast Guard Captains License – OUPV “Six Pack”
  • Ski-Mountaineering / Mountaineering
  • Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
  • Mechanized Guide – Helicopter & Airplane
  • American Avalanche
  • Swiftwater Rescue Training
  • Certified Kenai River Guide
  • Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Alaska Dept of Fish & Game Licensed Fishing Guide


  • Wilderness Medical Associates International
  • International Wilderness Leadership School
  • Mountaineering Club of Alaska
  • American Packrafters Association
  • American Alpine Club
  • Northwest Avalanche Center
  • National Rifle Association