Karla Lankford, a Colorado native from Estes Park, is an avid hiker and old school recreational climber, with her last climb being Stöhrhaus von Ettenberg über den Mittagslochsteig in Germany.Karla has over 12-years of experience in the resort and travel industry, where she arranged travel and large events for business, including various Colorado ski resorts. Karla also spent 20 years in education, assisting school – aged children with special needs. A strong believer in keeping children active and having fun, Karla developed the Rec Program to foster physical and mental development through movement. Karla is a mother of two children – Ashley, a graduate student and former instructor at ABC, and Austin, a professional skydiver and former member of the ABC Elite Team. Her husband, Kurt, co-author of Skiing Colorado’s Back Country, was an aerospace engineer and avid outdoor climber.