Kurt started his mountaineering career in the wooded hills of upstate New York. After a climbing trip through the Western states, the move to Colorado was inevitable. For more than a decade Colorado has been his “base camp” for further adventures both Kurt Kincel Paragon Guidesguiding and personal pursuits, ranging from Canada to South America. His training has included Level III Avalanche and AMGA(American Mtn. Guides Assoc.), Kurt has been an OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care) technician for 16 years. Locally, Kurt has been involved with the Vail Mountain Search & Rescue team since 1999, and has worked as an Avalanche Training instructor at the Colorado Mountain College since 2001.
While not in the mountains Kurt can be found hanging around in the trees as a Certified Arborist or floating the rivers of canyon country in his handmade wooden dory.