Sierra Ky is a mountain woman through and through. She’s been climbing, skiing, and exploring the Sierra Nevada since she was a young girl, and she’s not slowing down any time soon. In her new book, Sierra Ky: A Life in the Mountains, she chronicles her lifelong love affair with the range, from her earliest memories of summiting Mt. Whitney to her most recent expeditions in the backcountry.
Sierra Ky has always been drawn to the mountains. As a child, she would beg her parents to take her on hikes in the Sierra Nevada. On one particular hike, she summits Mt. Whitney – the tallest peak in the contiguous United States – and she was hooked. From then on, she spent every chance she could in the mountains, whether it was climbing, skiing, or just exploring.
Over the years, Sierra Ky has had some incredible adventures in the Sierra Nevada. She’s climbed to the top of Mt. Rainier, skied down the slopes of Mt. Shasta, and hiked through some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the range. And she’s not done yet – she’s always planning her next adventure.
In her new book, Sierra Ky: A Life in the Mountains, Sierra Ky chronicles her lifelong love affair with the Sierra Nevada. Through stories and photographs, she takes readers on a journey through her many adventures in the range.
Sierra Ky was born in the small mountain town of Mammoth Lakes
Sierra Ky was born in the small mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, California. She grew up surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains and developed a love for the outdoors at a young age. Ky spent her childhood hiking, camping, and fishing in the Sierra Nevada and developed a deep connection to the mountains.
Ky’s love for the mountains led her to pursue a career in conservation. She has worked for several organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving the Sierra Nevada. Ky is currently the Executive Director of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a California state agency that works to protect and enhance the Sierra Nevada.
Ky’s work has been instrumental in protecting the Sierra Nevada from development and preserving its natural beauty. She has helped to create and implement policies that have safeguarded the Sierra Nevada for future generations. Thanks to Ky’s work, the Sierra Nevada will continue to be one of the most beautiful and wild places on Earth.
After high school, Ky attended the University of California
high school, Ky attended the University of California Berkeley where she studied environmental science. After graduation, she returned to Mammoth Lakes and began working as a ranger for the Forest Service. Ky has always been passionate about the environment and protecting the earth, so working as a ranger was a perfect fit for her. She loves being outdoors and working to keep the forests and wilderness areas safe and clean.