Kiviok Hight is the archetype of the mountain athlete: adventure racer, multi-sport competitor and passionate hunter. "People go on vacation to relax and de-stress, but then have to come back and deal with regular life. I do the opposite. I go and try to physically exhaust myself so that real life seems like a vacation," he says.
He's always on the move, training, competing, building strength, agility and endurance - all for his first love: hunts involving steep, rugged high country, archery equipment, and majestic mountain sheep. "I love the mountaineering side of it. I just really love the challenge; to know that you've truly tested yourself while you're out there." He is no stranger to hunts requiring 12-hour pack-outs. "I love the exhaustion."
Whether tackling the high country in his home state of Colorado or traveling to rugged mountains in Alaska or Canada, Kiviok loves nothing more than the challenge of mountain bowhunting.