Rhian Alley

Instructor, spring school program

Rhian joins Adventure Treks for her second season as an instructor. The last four years, Rhian worked as a trip leader and kayaking counselor at Camp Pinnacle. Prior to that, she worked as a camp counselor for Polk County’s recreation day camps, as a zipline guide at the Gorge; and as a ski instructor at Big Sky Resort in Montana. This summer, she’ll lead backpacking trips for people learning how to track elk.

  • Education: Brown University, bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder, ACA swiftwater rescue
  • Favorite outdoor memory: Skiing north summit snowfield at Big Sky on a bluebird powder day with only one other person.
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: I hiked both the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains and the Art Loeb in the Blue Ridge Mountains in a day, only three weeks apart.
  • Favorite hobbies: Mountain biking, skiing, whitewater kayaking, reading, cooking, dogs, and seeing live music.
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: San Juan Islands