Staff

  • Nathan F
    Lead Instructor
    "Nathan takes a holistic approach to outdoor education combining adventure, technical alpine climbing, communication and leadership, with respect, appreciation, and knowledge for the natural world he calls home."
  • Having moved from his home state of New York six years ago, Nathan now splits his time between the high deserts of northern Arizona and the mountains of Colorado.  A graduate of Arizona’s Prescott College, Nathan has degrees in wilderness leadership and environmental education. He has worked professionally as an outdoor educator since 2008, leading multi-week expeditions in the southwest.  He has mostly worked 15 to 30 day courses for COBS at the Leadville base for the last two years.  His favorite course is our South San Juans 30-Day Mountaineering due to the spectacular landscape and the world-class alpine climbing the range offers.  Nathan takes a holistic approach to outdoor education combining adventure, technical alpine climbing, communication and leadership, with respect, appreciation, and knowledge for the natural world he calls home.  In the fall and spring he enjoys exploring slot canyons and in the winter he loves climbing ice.  He currently holds Wilderness First Responder, CPR, and Level 1 Avalanche certifications.  Nathan has also worked as a wilderness therapy instructor, an elementary school educator, and an organic farmer.  When not working, you can find Nathan in remote corners of the west sipping on fresh brewed coffee and loudly singing pop songs.

    Nathan Freeberg Secondary Photo