Kristin Gates is an adventure filmmaker and endurance athlete with an M.S. in Media Advocacy. Her most recent work in film was with the World Land Trust in Kenya and Mexico, the Wild Tomorrow Fund in South Africa, and around the world on a pole to pole expedition with the Citizen of the World Team.
Kristin lived in Alaska for the last ten years and became an expert in expedition travel. She traveled hundreds of miles by dog team across the Arctic and Subarctic. She is best known for becoming the first known woman to trek solo across Alaska's Arctic on a 1,000-mile route through the Brooks Range that she mapped out herself. She then followed up her Arctic Refuge thru-hike by kayaking 2,000 miles down the Yukon River from the Chilkoot Trail to the Bering Sea. At the beginning of her long distance hiking career, she became the youngest woman to complete thru-hiking's 7,000+ mile Triple Crown. She has completed numerous other thru-hikes in the US, Sweden, and Greenland.