ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Colby Brokvist is a professional guide who leads worldwide expeditions for some of the most acclaimed companies in adventure travel. He was inspired to pursue guiding as a career during a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2000. Since then, he has led hundreds of adventure travel departures as an Expedition Leader, ranging from backpacking and trekking adventures to mountaineering and rock-climbing trips, sea kayaking and sailing voyages, and wildlife safaris. His work has taken him to destinations as far-flung as Greenland, Antarctica, Africa, and Patagonia, as well as throughout the United States and Canada. His current basecamp is Boulder, Colorado.
When not actively leading trips in the field, Colby assumes a variety of managerial, operational, and consulting roles within the adventure travel sphere. His work centers on developing and facilitating guide training courses and programs as well as trip program consulting and field-based guide team management. Colby also serves on the board of directors for the Polar Tourism Guides Association and is a certified Senior Polar Guide through the same organization.
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PRAISE FOR COLBY
We hit the jackpot with Colby as our expedition leader. His knowledge and insights from years of leading trips, along with his exceptional communication skills and ability to read people made for an unforgettable and "off the charts" outstanding trip.
Colby was the most knowledgeable/professional expedition leader I've ever had. His knowledge on all applicable subjects was amazing. He's an outstanding communicator. Above all that, he was just fun to be around.
Colby was one of the best expedition leaders we've ever had. His high energy, excitement, and knowledge in his work with wildlife was readily apparent. He exhibited a genuine caring concern for all of us travelers while doing a professional job.
Colby sets the gold standard for all guides. We've been on many guided backpacking trips, with many guides; he's the best ever.
Been on multiple expedition type trips with excellent leaders, but Colby is the best we've ever had.