Kurt founded Sierra Mountaineering International, Inc. (Link) 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.