Kurt Wedberg

Owner and Founder of SMI

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SMI Founder Kurt Wedberg in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile on the famous W Trek.

Kurt Wedberg Mountain Guide

Kurt founded Sierra Mountaineering International, Inc. in the fall of 1995 after returning from his first of three successful expeditions to Mt. Everest. With over 40 years of mountaineering experience in the Sierra Kurt has also guided 120+ expeditions to high peaks in Africa, Alaska, the Alps, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Tibet, and Turkey. He completed the Seven Summits in the Summer of 2012 after summiting Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia. Kurt runs Sierra Mountaineering International, Inc. from his hometown of Bishop, CA along the slopes of the beautiful Eastern Sierra.

Kurt remains active in all aspects of guiding including rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, Sierra peak ascents, and expeditions to high peaks worldwide. He is an instructor for SMI’s Avalanche Courses and is a lifetime professional member of the American Avalanche Association. Kurt is also a Leave No Trace Master Educator and has a BA in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.

When not guiding Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and son Asher. Other interests include barbecuing, cooking, playing guitar, and staying active with his local church where occasionally he can seen as a substitute giving a sermon behind the pulpit.

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Kurt on a hike with his family.

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