About Iain

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Iain Kuo is a ski mountaineer and professional photographer based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After becoming disillusioned with a career in finance, Iain left New York City with a one-way ticket westward and has never looked back.


Since embracing his passion for the mountains, he has climbed, skied, and photographed expeditions in places such as Patagonia, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, and the Wind River Range of Wyoming. When not traveling or working behind the lens, Iain can be found exploring the wild landscape of the Teton Range and planning for the next adventure.


Iain trains full time with Uphill Athlete both for his personal goals and to keep pace with professional athletes while carrying heavy camera equipment and shooting photos. Iain graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.

"Working with Iain is always a pleasure. He’s reliable, a great communicator, and takes the job seriously (but clearly has fun doing it!). He treats every project we’ve worked on together with a deep level of personalization – making sure he fully understands our needs, the overall feel we’re going for, and how we’d like to use the imagery. He never treats us like “just another client” – he truly cares about the product, our company, and each photo he delivers. I know that we can always count on Iain to exceed our expectations." – Torie Reynolds, Senior Brand Marketing Manager, Turtle Fur


Iain's guest appearance on Out and Back's Podcast:

45. Avoiding Summit Fever with Ski Mountaineers Luke Smithwick and Iain Kuo

Clients, Partners and Publications

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