Climbers of color resources


Groups and organizations

Brown Girls Climb

Brothers of Climbing

The Brown Ascenders in the Bay Area

Climbers of Color in Seattle


The Adventure Gap by James Edward Mills

The Ascent of Denali by Hudson Stuck
(Including the original diary of Walter Harper, Native Alaskan and first man to achieve Denali’s summit)

Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest by Jamling T. Norgay

Hero of Everest: A Biography of Tenzing Norgay by Ed Douglas

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay by Ang Tharkay


AAC Guidebook to Membership, 2018
Native Senders, Native Defenders

AAC Guidebook to Membership, 2018
Everyone’s Land

AAC Guidebook to Membership, 2018
Changing Faces

REI Co-Op Journal, October 2018
Summiting at 17,000 Feet: My Climb of Kilimanjaro with Outdoor Afro

Outside Online, July 2018
Sacred Native American Sites Are Not Your Playgrounds

Adventure Journal, June 2018
Meet the Native American Climber Restoring Indigenous Place Names

The Atlantic/REI, 2018
Five Ways to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

Sierra, May 2017
Brown Girls #ColorTheCrag and Go Climbing

National Geographic Magazine, May 2013
All African-American Team Takes on Denali – Why It Matters

Alpinist Magazine, January 2012
Wired - Exploring The Adventure Gap

Climbers of Color

Sophia Danenberg

Jimmy Chin

Kai Lightner

Ashima Shiraishi

Lonnie Kauk

  • Instagram - @lonniekkauk

  • UK Climbing - INTERVIEW: Hazel Findlay talks to Lonnie Kauk, 2012

  • Rock and Ice - Interview: Lonnie Kauk on “Magic Line” (5.14c R), 2018

  • Teton Gravity - Legacy of Legends: How Lonnie Kauk lost it all and re-emerged as a world-class climber, 2018

  • Epic TV - Lonnie Kauk Goes All In on 'Too Big to Flail' in the Buttermilks, 2014

Scott Briscoe

Pete Takeda