Instructor Qualifications

John Kascenska

Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides

East Burke, VT

(802) 274-4112 (Wk)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Leader
Level 2 Course Instructor

Other Qualifications:

NSP Level I, AIARE Level II, AIARE Level III avalanche courses
AIARE Level I & Level II instructor training courses
American Avalanche Association Professional Member
SOLO WFR & SOLO CPR certified
SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certified


John has 34 years of outdoor adventure program experience; teaching courses in rock climbing, ice climbing, general mountaineering, wilderness medicine, outdoor leadership, risk management, and research.

In 1994, John founded the Adventure Leadership degree program at Lyndon State College (now known as Northern Vermont University - Lyndon), where he served as a full-time and part-time faculty in the Mountain Recreation Management Department for 25 years.

He is the owner of Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, LLC located in East Burke, Vermont. He teaches wilderness first aid and wilderness first responder courses for SOLO Wilderness Medicine, and avalanche courses for International Mountain Climbing School.

John R. Kascenska, Ph.D.
Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, LLC
P.O. Box 41
East Burke, VT 05832
Tel: 802-274-4112