About Us

Chris Walden

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The Beta

Every business has a beginning and growing up in San Diego provided Chris the proverbial outdoor playground.  His parents cultivated a strong love for outdoor adventure while living life to the fullest.  He spent much time in the backcountry: climbing, backpacking, hiking, river rafting & snowboarding.  After sidetracking and co-founding a technology company for 15 years, it was time to get back to his roots.  He began enhancing his outdoor skillset pursuing the AMGA rock & alpine guiding track.  Chris will soon open Xplore climbing gym in Soldotna, Alaska that will serve as his base of operations.

The Approach

His passion and love for teaching alpine, rock, ice & rope rescue skills is readily apparent. He has guided trips & expeditions in Alaska, Africa, Italy, Croatia, Rocky Mountains, Canada, and the Sierra Nevada Range.

His children are competitive rock climbers and Avery recently set a few world records on Kilimanjaro, she's a total boss.

The Send

Chris Walden holds certifications & training in AMGA SPI Rock Instructor, Avalanche Level 1, Advanced Mountaineering, Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Leave No Trace, & Advanced Open Water Diver.

Certifications