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Climbing Big Walls: Yosemite To Zion To Greenland

Library-Yosemite-2Spanning from the Cirque of the Unclimbables in the Yukon to California’s El Capitan, local climber Quinn Brett has an extraordinary climbing resume, including a women’s team speed record for the Nose of “El Cap.” Through stories and photos, she will share highlights from some of her favorite climbs in a program titled “Climbing Big Walls” as part of this Monday’s “Our Wonderful World” program sponsored by the Estes Valley Library. The program takes place this Monday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. and is held at National Park Village in the Rocky Mountain Opry Theater at 900 Moraine Avenue, next to The Other Side Restaurant. Admission is free and open to all.

Brett will share details of some of her most special climbs and destinations. In addition to Yosemite, ascents include the Bugaboos of Canada and recent routes in Zion. Brett will also discuss some of her hometown favorite routes in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as her newest destination this year—Greenland.

Climbing has been a passion for Quinn Brett since she discovered the sport in the sixth grade. Today she holds a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado and is trained as a Wilderness EMT. Along the way, she started her own company, Dovetail Mountain Adventures. She enjoys running and soloing the many ridges and climbs in and around Estes Park, which has been her hometown “backyard” for more than a decade. When not climbing, she also is an avid runner, regularly participating in triathalons, races, and marathon or half marathons.

The Library’s “Our Wonderful World” series is presented as a learning and personal storytelling opportunity that celebrates magnificent destinations near and far. The Library offers a special thank-you to the Webermeier family and the staff of National Park Village, as well as the performers of Rocky Mountain Opry, for their generosity in providing this Monday’s event space. For more information on the Our Wonderful World series and other upcoming programs, contact the Library at (970) 586-8116 or visit


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