Kitty began guiding international climbing trips for the American Alpine Institute in 1985 and led climbs in Peru, Bolivia, Alaska, Argentina, and Nepal. In 1990, on a personal expedition to Nepal, she became ;the first woman to climb Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak - and by the technical W. Pillar, which had only received two ascents. With a rare ascent of the Diamond Couloir on Mt Kenya in 2005, she began to notice the effects of climate change and did a Tedx talk, "Last Ascents", about routes that may not get a repeat due to climate change, and her approach to dealing with it. She is an ambassador for Protect Our Winters, Patagonia, and SCARPA. She is excited about her role as a mentor of climbers from marginalized communities through the SCARPA Athlete Mentorship Initiative.
Alpinist | Tedx Speaker | Environmental Justice Activist
Meet Kitty Calhoun
“I am stoked on Lion Energy's commitment to work towards a sustainable future with clean energy and their desire to provide solutions for 15,000 Navajo households who do not have access to the electrical grid.”
Kitty's Top 2 Lion Energy Products
The Safari ME™ (XP optional expansion battery) is a powerful solar generator that powers virtually anything you can plug into a standard wall outlet (15A) – power tools, refrigerators, freezers, air compressors, TVs, medical devices, blenders, and so much more!
"I personally witnessed it in action helping augment the power needs for the Alpine and Downhill ski teams during the World University Games in Lake Placid." —Kitty
The Lion Trek is our smallest portable solar power generator that has an AC outlet and has up to 150W of output. Plug in anything from laptops, lamps, cameras, phones, and even TVs. Keep projects going with all the power you need. The Trek has the most portable power you can take with you on an airplane.
"I love how portable this little unit is and the best part is, I can travel with it." —Kitty