Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer and adventurer based in Salt Lake City, UT. When she’s not on snow, she loves trail running, alpine climbing, ridge scrambling, biking and dreaming about her next human-powered adventure. You may have seen her on the cover of Powder, Backcountry or Ski Magazines or in a ski films. A nature lover since birth, Caroline uses her voice as an athlete to advocate for social and environmental causes, working on issues such as climate change, clean air, gender equality and cyber harassment with non-profits such as Protect Our Winters, HEAL Utah, Winter Wildlands Alliance, Wilderness Society, and the American Alpine Club. Caroline’s goal is to inspire people to get outside, live a healthy, active lifestyle and protect the places we love to play. Follow her on social media, @carolinegleich!

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Sponsors: Patagonia, Backcountry.com, Elan Skis, Fat Tire/New Belgium, KEEN footwear, Gaia Herbs, Julbo, Leki, Clif Bar, Pret Helmets,

Career highlights:

Film: Follow Through, Chasing Shadows (2016), Warren Miller Entertainment, Like There’s No Tomorrow (2011)

Editorial: Profiles in Powder, Backcountry, Freeskier, Skiing. 3 Ski Magazine covers. Cover of Powder and Backcountry.

Receipient of 2013 Powder Magazine’s Photo of the year

3rd Place in 2016 Powder Magazine Reader’s Poll

Selected Ski Mountaineering Achievements:

First woman and fourth person to ski all 90 lines in “The Chuting Gallery,” a steep skiing guidebook to the Wasatch by Andrew McLean

King’s Peak single day ski descent (spring 2015)

Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, ski descents on the 3 highest peaks in Ecuador in one week (fall 2013)

Orizaba, the highest volcano in North America, in a weekend (fall 2014)

Ishinca, Urus Este, and Pisco (climbed and skied 3 18,000′ peaks in Peru, summer 2015)

Aiguille du Chardonnet, west couloir via Forbes Arete, Chamonix, France

Mt. Rainier, ski descent, in a single day via the Fuhrer Finger

Cho Oyu, summit and ski descent, September 2018

Everest/Chomolungma, summit. May 2019

Summer climbs and ridge traverses:

Cottonwood Ridge Traverse

Hematoma Quad Traverse

Beat-Out Traverse

Wasatch StrongWoman Challenge- West Slabs of Olympus and South Ridge of Superior in a day

Grand Teton in a day from Salt Lake City and back

20 highest peaks in the Wasatch (summer 2013)

Here are some links to recent articles featuring Caroline:

  • http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/pro-skier-fights-back-against-internet-troll/691270066
  • http://www.thewomenwho.com/caroline-gleich/
  • https://amga.com/caroline-gleich-bringing-skills-soul-and-a-woman-guides-perspective-to-the-amga/
  • http://www.tetongravity.com/story/bike/women-in-the-mountains-the-story-of-caroline
  • http://www.shejumps.org/a-qa-with-caroline-gleich/
  • http://www.outsideonline.com/1927736/caroline-gleichs-winter-favorites
  • http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/03/behind-the-shot-caroline-gleich-skiing-mount-superior-utah/
  • http://www.sisugirls.com/serioussisu/caroline-gleich
  • http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/without_walls_caroline_gleich?cm_re=Blog_Content-_-B-_-without_walls_caroline_gleich
  • http://freeskier.com/stories/profile-go-inside-mind-aspiring-ski-mountaineer-caroline-gleich
  • http://thrillfolk.com/2014/09/26/coffee-shop-talk-with-caroline-gleich/
  • http://outdoormind.de/people/interview-caroline-gleich

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