Kevin Hansen grew up in Idaho Falls and competed in Gymnastics from 1983 until he started gym climbing in 1994. Sport rappelling led to sport climbing which led to trad climbing in 1997. As part of his Minor Degree in Outdoor Education, the ISU Outdoor Program introduced him to ice climbing and aid climbing in 2000. By 2001, he had climbed many pitches in Yosemite, Devils Tower and the City of Rocks.
Mount Borah was his first mountaineering experience in 2004 with his older brother. Car to car took over 11 hours that first trip. Since then he has climbed the mountain 10 times (1X North Face, 2X East Face Direct, 1X Northeast Ridge and 6X COR trail including a Winter ascent.) For now Kevin is happy to follow in the footsteps of Dean Lords and open new ice and rock routes in the Lost River Range. He was married in 2002 and is raising 4 children in Albion, ID where he teaches at the nearby High School.
Check out Kevin’s most recent adventure: the Borah North Face – Junk Rock Direct, a new route variation put up in June 2017.