Extreme athletes often shout about their accomplishments. But Kyle Miller is a rare breed, a pioneering splitboarder who has quietly ticked off an impressive list of ascents and descents in the Cascades.
A local at Crystal Mountain, Kyle’s mission started in 2007 when he summited, then rode, the five tallest volcanoes in the Cascades. Kyle hit full stride the following year, becoming the first to climb the entire top 25 Northwest volcanoes.
After recovering from that exhaustive feat, Kyle set his sights higher and pushed deeper tackling a massive project to ride the ten North Cascade subranges followed b the 10 highest peaks in Washington.
Lately his focus has been on traversing the remote high country of the Cascades including The Picket Range and the American Alps Traverse. In the process Kyle has raised the splitboard bar, laying down more than 100 defining lines that speak for themselves.
Every season splitboarder Kyle sets his sights high. In June of this year Kyle and his climbing partner Jason Hummel planned on traversing the as-yet-unclimbed American Alps Traverse.
And they succeeded.
What does it take to attempt such a grueling and formidable objective? How do you dig deep enough to traverse 120 miles and climb 60,000 feet in the heart of the most rugged range in the lower 48?
Join me on The Edge Radio this Wednesday at 8 am as I talk to Kyle about his mission to raise the bar on exploration, splitboarding and getting out on the edge.