Gaia Herbs Ambassador, Ski Mountaineer and Adventurer
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 in other ski magazines and ski films. A nature lover since birth, Caroline uses her voice as an athlete to advocate for social and environmental justice, working on issues such as climate change, clean air and cyber harassment with non-profits such as Protect Our Winters, HEAL Utah, Winter Wildlands Alliance, Wilderness Society, Tree Utah and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. Caroline’s goal is to inspire people to get outside, live a healthy, active lifestyle and protect the places we love to play.
- Film: 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.
- Recipient of 2013 Powder Magazine’s Photo of the Year
- 3rd Place in 2016 Powder Magazine Reader’s Poll
Notable 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)
Follow Caroline on social media: @carolinegleichTop photo: Rob Lea
Second from top photo: Rob Lea
Second from bottom photo: Parker Cross
Bottom photo: Katie Boue