Alaska MOUNTAIN HUNTERKile Thimsen
Alaska MOUNTAIN HUNTERKile Thimsen

Meet the


I was born in 1980 to a family of Alaska gold miners, entrepreneurs, pilots and hunters. Born and raised, Alaska has always been my home. My experience with remote Alaska and survival began as a young child and has continued from there. I have hunted and harvested animals from almost every mountain range in Alaska and have extensive experience with traditional bow hunting. While I love variety, sheep hunts are my passion. On personal hunts I have downed nine rams as well as various black bear, brown bear, moose, goat, caribou, deer and fowl.

I am married to a beautiful, hard-working Alaska-grown woman and father to seven crazy children. Our home is practically bursting at the seams, a little redneck, a lot of rowdy. As thrilling as the hunt is, nothing really compares to the joy I have found in leading my pack into our own adventures.

In 2013 I decided to take my hunting skill set to the next level by becoming an assistant guide. I have successfully guided for sheep, bear, goat, caribou, moose and have worked for some of the top outfitters that Alaska has to offer. The years I have worked in this field have been some of the most fulfilling in my life. These hunts are so much more than leading someone to their kill. It's about the glory of God's country, of walking where maybe no man has ever walked, of the hunt, the hide-and-seek, the trails we blaze through the mountains. It's where men become the men they wanted to be. It's the bad-ass, soul-stretching, muscle-aching, hard-core center that we all search for and finally find, in the wild and in ourselves. Hunting has been such a gift to me and guiding makes a way for me to pass that thrill to others.

the nitty gritty



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to establish great relationships with other people
  • Positive personality
  • Finding solutions to problems and challenges
  • Ability to focus on detail
  • Hardworking and trustworthy
  • Physically and mentally tough
  • Team player
  • CPR + First Aid Certified
  • Firearms + weapons expert
  • Calm under pressure
  • Backwoods survival expert
  • Dependable
  • Independent worker
  • Camp Cook-ish

Field experience

  • BARELA OUTFITTERS - bear, goat
  • TOP GUN TREKS - sheep, moose, bear
  • TRIPLE A OUTFITTERS - spring bear