Keeley hails from Snohomish, Washington where she grew up exploring the cascades with a pack string of llamas in tow. She comes from a family of mountaineers and lovers of all-things outdoors. She attended University of Colorado Boulder where she studied Geography with a focus in Snow Hydrology. Her fascination with different cultures and landscapes led her to seek employment opportunities all over the world. Her work experience runs the gamut from providing medical support for a reality TV show in rural Mongolia to researching sharks and fisheries in Galapagos. Currently, Keeley spends the winter ski patrolling at Canyons ski area in Park City, Utah and teaching avalanche education courses for the Utah Avalanche Center. When she’s not climbing mountains and seeking out exciting ski lines you’ll find her by, in, or on the ocean. In 2019 she completed a transatlantic sailing voyage and she one day hopes to cross the Pacific.
Her climbing resume includes a smattering of volcanoes around the Pacific Northwest, as well as Mt. Khuiten, Malchin, and Nairandal in the Altai mountains of Mongolia. Her thirst for experiences motivates her to continue learning new skills and exploring far-flung places.
- Wilderness EMT
- American Avalanche Institute - Pro 1 Avalanche Rescue certification
- Leave No Trace Trainer