Caroline Gleich

Caroline Gleich







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High-Altitude Leadership: From the Mountain Pass to the Senate Floor

What does it take to enact change? To lead others to make a difference? To be better, more purposeful human beings? To inspire others, at home and at work?

Acclaimed ski mountaineer and activist Caroline Gleich has made it her life’s mission to pursue a life of outdoor adventure while taking action on the issues that matter to her most. Whether that’s climate change and air quality in her home state of Utah, cyberbullying and sexism online, protecting public lands, and much more, Caroline brings her formidable endurance to all the causes she cares about. In this energetic and uplifting keynote, Caroline shares leadership strategies and motivational messages that inspire audiences to adapt, overcome, and make big things happen.


Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer and endurance athlete who has accomplished many impressive physical feats, including climbing Mount Everest with a torn ACL and becoming the first woman to ski all 90 lines in The Chuting Gallery. But Caroline doesn’t just enjoy the outdoors. She fights for them. A passionate environment and equality activist and community leader, Caroline has made it her mission to advocate for action on climate change, public lands, Indigenous leadership, sexism in the outdoors industry, and more. Her mission-driven keynotes inspire us to get outside, live a healthy active lifestyle, and protect the places we love to play.

In the last five years, Caroline Gleich skied the 90 lines in The Chuting Gallery, becoming the first woman to complete Andrew McLean’s famous Wasatch guidebook. She testified in DC, to both the Senate and the House of Representatives, pushing for legislative action on climate change. Caroline completed her first 50-mile run, a “Hope Run” through Bears Ears to raise awareness for public lands and indigenous leadership. She started a podcast, “The Caroline Gleich Show,” where she tackles issues like sexism within the outdoor industry. Caroline raced the Patrouille Des Glaciers, one of the biggest ski mountaineering races in the world. She proposed marriage on Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world. And last year, with a torn ACL, she successfully summited Mount Everest with her husband, Rob Lea.

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