Adam Christie

LEAD GUIDE, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

Adam has traveled to more than 40 countries around the world and his passport can prove it. Climbing is a huge passion for the New York native who currently lives in Arizona and works for STA Travel. STA Travel is the local travel agency that K2 Adventure Travel clients can use to purchase their flights to all the different destinations. Adam’s climbing resume includes Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Rainier in Washington State, and Mount Aconcagua in Argentina just to name a few. Not surprisingly, he's in peak condition. Adam is a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Wilderness First Responder as well as trained in CPR and First Aid.

Jesse Holland

ASSISTANT GUIDE, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

Jesse is a lead personal trainer and bootcamp coach. You can catch him in Peru guiding hikers through the ruins at Machu Picchu or introducing them to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World—the Grand Canyon. He's a coach for The Fittest Tribe Alive and the "Rush Chicks," an integral part of the Rush Club Nation movement. Jesse's competed in two Hell Weeks, two of The World's Toughest Mudder competitions, and has more fitness certifications than you can shake a hiking stick at. He is a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Wilderness First Responder as well as trained in CPR and First Aid.

Kaki O’Shaughnessy

LEAD GUIDE, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

Kaki started her travel with K2 Adventure Travel in 2010 and has since participated in each adventure K2 has offered. She has been guiding teams in the Grand Canyon and Peru, been on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Aconcagua, trekked into Mt. Everest Base Camp and conquered the Mexican Volcanoes. Kaki has been good friends with Kevin and Kristen for many years and is currently K2 Adventure Travel’s Customer Service and Client Relations Manager. She is an accomplished photographer, with much of her work on the K2 office walls and K2 website. Kaki is a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Wilderness First Responder as well as trained in CPR and First Aid.

Craig Van Hoy

LEAD GUIDE, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

Craig is located in the United States but travels all over the world. Craig’s been guiding for over 34 years and has completed all seven summits, led more than 50 expeditions to the volcanoes in Mexico and more than 400 summits on Mt. Rainier, to name just a few. Kevin met Craig in 1996 when they climbed Mt. Adams together and they are still great friends and fellow guides.

Kelly Weske

LEAD GUIDE, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

Kelly lives in Wisconsin but loves traveling to Tanzania. She’s been a Certified Group Fitness Trainer for more than 25 years, a Certified Spinning and Yoga Instructor, an Ironman finisher and has been to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro several times. Kristen met Kelly when they taught middle school together in Wisconsin. They’ve been friends and have worked together for more than 20 years. Kelly is an Emergency Medical Responder as well as trained in CPR and First Aid.

           


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