Karen, a longtime Aspen resident, is a passionate rock climber with an extensive background in avalanche forecasting and mitigation.
Needing a break from ski boots, Karen has shifted gears. She now spends her winters in Red Rock both guiding and pursuing her personal climbing. She likes to experience a variety of climbing styles and rock but her favorite is sport climbing on Limestone. Off the rock, she enjoys making jewelry.
As a former avalanche forecaster and technician on the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol, Karen played a key role in the initial opening of the legendary Highland Bowl to the public and in, for more than a decade, its day-to-day operations. Karen recently completed her AMGA Single Pitch Instructor training, and some of her favorite climbing locales include Red Rocks, Indian Creek and Independence Pass.