Radical Outdoor Enthusiast
Derek DeBruin is fortunate to have spent more than a decade instructing climbing and skiing in the mountains, a passion that has taken him across the United States in search of steep rock, frigid ice, and powdery snow. After years spent on the road with this wife, Susan, they now make their home in Ogden, Utah.
Working and living in the Wasatch provides unfettered access to the mountains. Derek appreciates the ease of access, but after thousands of days spent in the untamed environment found there, he also understands the risks posed by climbing and skiing as well as the landscape itself. He devotes significant energy to managing these risks for his students and clients, his partners, and himself.