Brooke started climbing mountains at age 2 when she summited her first 14er in Colorado. Since then she has found joy in human-powered exploration ranging from running to biking to ski mountaineering and climbing. She’s been an outdoor educator and instructor for ten years, and has taught students of all ages how to move in the mountains through Colorado Outward Bound School. There she’s taught leadership, group dynamics, communication and self-confidence while imparting backpacking, climbing and mountaineering skills. In her time unplugged on rugged ridges and lush tundras, she’s discovered chocolate is the best fuel and laughter is the best connector. When she’s not guiding she is climbing rocks, dancing, or investing time into communities through photojournalism.
Mount Rainier via DC, Emmons, Kautz
Adams, Southwest Chutes Ski Descent
Mount Stuart, Direct North Ridge
Multiple Colorado 14ers, ski descents
Cloak and Dagger, Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Comic Relief, Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Escape Artist, Black Canyon of the Gunnison
WFR / CPR
Avalanche Level 1
Leave No Trace Trainer
Technical Rope Rescue Comprehensive Program
Awards & Recognition
Liz Daley Scholarship 2019
These guys consistently used every opportunity to teach us how to be better climbers. I was impressed how they would tutor us, but not treat us like children. They expected us to be experienced climbers and demanded that we rise to the occasion.