KYLE McDOWELL

Kyle McDowell is an Adventurer at heart and a full time Alaska resident. He has a passion for the outdoors and nature, and enjoys anything that gets him outside for work or play. Born and raised in Michigan, Kyle learned the meaning and importance of having a good work ethic at a young age.

Kyle is an explorer type and looks for opportunities to go on adventures, learn new things, and enjoy life through experiences in the outside world. His favorite outdoor activities are ski-mountaineering, backpacking, packrafting, and splitboarding. He touts himself as a Jack of many trades and a master of some. 

He also loves a good bear sighting, laughing with friends, spending time with his family, and kicking back with a big smile when the day is done. Kyle is passionate about teaching and sharing his experiences and knowledge to help other adventurers become more confident, self-reliant, and inspired to enjoy the outdoors. Kyle is an instructor and trainer and offers many challenging learning experiences through Kenai Backcountry Adventures.

He strives to provide opportunities through Kenai Backcountry Adventures to people from all walks of life to come together in a fun and comfortable atmosphere to learn skills, explore the outdoors, and meet other awesome people in which to enjoy some quality camaraderie.

CRENDENTIALS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

ASSOCIATIONS

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

GUIDED ADVENTURES BY KYLE

BEAR ADVENTURES

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ALASKA FLY-IN ADVENTURES

Alaska Glacier Adventures

ALASKA GLACIER TOURS

BASE CAMP ADVENTURES

BACKPACKING

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PACKRAFTING

HIKING

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING

MOUNTAINEERING

COURSES

RAFTING