|World-traveler, speed climber, and alpine climber Quinn Brett sports green (or pink or purple hair) and always lights up a room with her huge smile. Her positive energy results from her happy, balanced life. She climbs regularly, and climbs hard. In 2014, she was part of the first two-woman team to climb El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, twice in less than 24 hours, a feat that has been reserved to male climbers until now. And she has fulfilling jobs working as one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s illustrious climbing ranger positions, teaching Wilderness EMT classes in Leavenworth, Washington, and running yoga/climbing retreats.|
Favorite Opticus Sunglasses:
Chullo, Durango, Polarized lenses
Sports Quinn excels at:
I love big long days in the mountains and attempting to climb big walls with efficiency! I also love trail running and doing triathlons.
What she does for a living:
I am a seasonal climbing ranger for Rocky Mountain national park in the summer months and a field instructor for Remote Medical International during the winter months. I mingle in climbing trips to the Valley, Southern Patagonia, the desert Southwest and elsewhere whenever I can.
Goals & Dreams:
Keep laughing. Keep learning. Try hard, be grateful, be kind. Encourage others to do the same. Climbing has become a fascinating platform for self-growth and also for sharing those insights. (She wants to climb big walls in Baffin, the Bugs (Bugaboos in Canada), and Patagonia, do some big link-up objectives in Yosemite, and maybe, eventually wants to get her Ph.D.
How friends describe her:
Outgoing, goofy with a little bit of excessive energy!
Other special things about Quinn:
She likes to do handstands and eat ice cream and play the piano.
Red Fox North America, La Sportiva
- Quinn’s blog
- Climbing Magazine, “Two El Cap Routes in a Day for Women’s Team”
- Alpinist magazine, “Yosemite Hardwoman Debrief”