Satu Kouri

C9G R&D Lead│C9G Program Manager



Satu Kouri - R&D Lead
Satu Kouri - R&D Lead
Satu Kouri - R&D Lead

Satu is Cloud Nine's R&D Lead and one of the Program Managers as well as a recent graduate of the Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy's Outdoor Adventure Guide Diploma program. Originally from Finland, Satu has spent the last decade travelling the world, completing a BSc focused on the human mind and body, along with climate change, at Amsterdam University College, and marrying the love of her life in August '22 on the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff.

Satu has always been an adventurous soul, with her love for the mountains tracing back to family skiing holidays in the Alps and mountaineering stories of the Himalayas that she discovered in her early teens. Whilst volunteering in Tanzania, she summited Mount Kilimanjaro at the age of 17, and in 2018, she set off to Nepal for 3 months of trekking, where she met her future husband, Tom. Together they completed the Everest Three Passes trek, followed by a summer of road tripping and rock climbing across Europe. Currently, the couple is living and loving the mountain lifestyle in Banff: ski touring, snowboarding, rock climbing, trail running, and stand-up paddle boarding - you name it!

Besides all the mountain activities, Satu enjoys dancing, songwriting, drawing mandalas, and always learning something new about us human beings and the natural world around us.

You will find Satu tail guiding on many of the AST 1 courses as well as helping out on many of the other programs that we offer. If you would like to get in touch with Satu about partnership opportunities with Cloud Nine, please contact her at



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  • CAA Operations Level 1
  • Interpretive Guides Association Basic Certification
  • 80hr Wilderness First Aid Course
  • CSIA Level 2
  • BSc in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    • focus on neuroscience, psychology, anthropology & climate science