Brooke Warren

    Brooke Warren

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Brooke is originally from Colorado and grew up skiing, climbing, and galavanting around the mountains of her hometown, Crested Butte. She has climbed extensively in U.S. destinations such as Indian Creek, Yosemite, Vedauwoo, and the North Cascades and internationally in Chile, Mexico, Peru, Canada and Afghanistan. She loves introducing skills to new skiers and climbers as well as helping people develop their mountain craft with larger goals in mind.

    She guides in Alaska, Washington and Colorado on objectives ranging from Denali expeditions to single-day backcountry touring or rock climbing trips. She has a background in outdoor education working for Outward Bound as well as other experiential learning institutions. In her time unplugged on rugged ridges and lush tundras, she’s discovered chocolate is the best fuel and laughter is the best connector.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    Most beloved book?
    I’m really not a favorites kind of person, but I just read Trust Exercise by Susan Choi and it was fantastic! I’m also super into nonfiction. Think Again by Adam Grant is a recent favorite, and a longtime nonfiction favorite is Deep Survival.

    Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
    My dad on Cerro Torre (you said dream)

    What’s always in your snack bag?
    Dubliner cheese!

    In another life, I’d…
    be a dancer in the aerial dance company, Bandaloop.

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    Don’t wait too long to just buy the gear, you might end up spending more on rentals or increasingly updating gear. Just get the quality stuff from the outset (as long as you intend to continue mountaineering).

    Guide For:


    Significant Ascents

    Mount Rainier via DC, Emmons, Kautz
    Mount Baker
    Adams, Southwest Chutes Ski Descent
    Mount Stuart, Direct North Ridge
    Multiple Colorado 14ers, ski descents
    Rock climbs in the Yosemite, Red Rock, Joshua Tree, Moab, the Black Canyon, Squamish and Potrero Chico.
    Peak 11,300, SW Ridge
    Mooses Tooth, Ham and Eggs
    Denali, West Buttress


    WFR / CPR
    Avalanche Pro 1
    AMGA Rock Guide Course
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    Technical Rope Rescue Comprehensive Program
    AIARE Avalanche Instructor
    Alpine Guide Course
    Ski Guide Course

    Awards & Recognition

    Liz Daley Scholarship 2019

    I can’t say enough about how professional and organized Alpine Ascents and their staff operate. From the moment we showed up at your Talkeetna office I could tell that Alpine Ascents was top notch.

    Denali BLOG

    • Denali: A Photo Essay

      by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

    • Dear Alpine Ascents: Insulating Ice Axe Handles?

      Hey Alpine, I’m headed up to Denali this May (!!!!) and I heard that climbers insulate their ice axes? Interesting… What’s the rationale and how do I do it? Thanks in advance and see you in Talkeetna! Sincerely, Seeking Toasty Mitts Hi Toast Mitts, Thanks for reaching out and stoked you’re headed up to the […]

    • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

      If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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