Kate considers the Rocky Mountains her Fortress of Solitude and spends as much time as possible in the outdoors- sometimes accompanied by her Blue Heeler adventure dog, Utah. Obsessions include road biking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, and peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers.

What gear does Kate use?

Road Biking: Trek Silque S; Specialized Amira Expert 4.

Mountain Biking: Trek Lush Carbon 27.5.

Commuter Biking: Surly Straggler; Bontrager Ion 800 RT and Flare RT lights.

Skiing: Head Joy skis; Icelantic Scout 85 skis; Salomon Pure White skis; Salomon Snowscape 7 Siam nordic skis; Atomic ski boots; Komperdell pure carbon poles; Spyder Tresh 100 parka; Swany Legend II mittens; SPY Bravo goggles.

Snowshoeing: MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes.

Hiking: Leki Micro Vario TI Cor-Tec DSS poles; Osprey Mira AG 26 backpack; Women’s Moab FST Mid Water Proof boot; Arc’teryx Cerium LT hoody; Arc’teryx Beta LT Hybrid jacket; Marmot scree pant.

Camping: MSR Hubba tent; Big Agnes Helinox Chair; Big Agnes Q Core SLX sleeping pad; REI Halo+10 sleeping bag; Black Diamond Spot headlamp.

Other: Kahtoola microspikes.