Katie Bono

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Mountain Doc

Katie Bono can best be described as a 5'8'' blonde, wearing a lot of bright colors and an intense look on her face. She's probably moving pretty fast too - given that she just broke the speed record on Denali!

What are your three most prized accomplishments?

1. Learning how to mountain guide.

2. Balancing climbing goals with career goals.

3. In general, whatever I've accomplished most recently!

What are your three favorite things to do?

1. Climbing! Most any kind.

2. Outdoor adventuring (trail running/ski touring/etc).

3. Dinner/drinks with good friends.

Where are your three favorite places to be?

1. The Canadian Rockies. 

2. Winter in the mountains. 

3. On a long multi-pitch climb.

What is your greatest passion?


What keeps your passion alive?


What is one thing that people don't know about you, but should?

My hiccups sound like the noise a rubber bathtub duckie makes.

What is your wildest adventure?

Applying to medical school.

What is your personal definition of feminism?

Equality of opportunity and expectations for women and men activated with compassion and empathy.

What do you find valuable in being a woman in the adventure/outdoor industry?

Being able to get more women into the outdoor industry.

Who is another woman who inspires you?

Ilana Jesse and Lizzy Asher.

In the coming years, where would you like to see women in sports/adventure/outdoors?

Wherever they want to be.

For more on Katie come see her speak TWICE at our Flagship Festival in Carbondale, CO 9/14-9/17 and follow her on Instagram