Kristoffer ERICKSON

Kristoffer ERICKSON
Havre, US



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3588 th / 3834
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43 years old

1.82 m

Both climbing and skiing have been an integral part of his life since he was a teenager. Kris grew up in a small town in North Central Montana where his family valued spending time in the mountains. With encouragement from his parents to get outdoors, Kris learned to ski and climb at a young age.

By 1997 he had found a path to combine his academic skills with his passions for the mountains, and began documenting his adventures. With his unique combination of alpine and ski mountaineering ability, Kris has pushed his exploration further by blending these two disciplines. Kris has a BA in photography from Montana State University and has gained extensive international recognition as a professional photographer and videographer.

Kris is also an internationally certified IFMGA Mountain Guide. Kris is currently splitting time living in Montana, the remote Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and Chamonix, France with his wife and daughter.

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The North Face Always Above Us

The North Face: Always Above Us. Leading the life of a climber involves a tremendous amount of sacrifice and hardship, but for team athletes Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson, there's no living without it. In 1999, on an expedition in Tibet, team alpine climbers Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson lost their good friend and exploration companion, Alex Lowe, to an avalanche that narrowly missed Conrad himself. To preserve Alex's honor, Conrad and Kris establish and send the Nutcracker, a new ice climb route in Hyalite Canyon, Montana. Their story, and climb, are captured here by Sherpas Cinema.

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