As a professional guide, Colby has led hundreds of expeditions across the globe, ranging from mountaineering and backpacking expeditions to sailing and kayaking voyages and wildlife safaris.
When not working in the field, Colby trains and mentors fellow guides and is the author of the upcoming book “The Guide’s Manual: A Handbook for Professional Expedition Leaders”, due for release in winter 2022. Colby also chairs the board of the Polar Tourism Guides Association, is a certified Senior Polar Guide through the PTGA, a Certified Photography Instructor through the National Geographic / Lindblad Expeditions program, and a brand ambassador for Deuter backpacks, among other professional qualifications.
Colby calls Boulder, Colorado home. There, he spends most of his time outside; rock climbing, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and backpacking.