About Alex Derr, Creator of The Blog
My name is Alex Derr, and I’m the creator of The Next Summit Blog. As an Eagle Scout and outdoorsman, I’ve been hiking, camping, climbing and backpacking for most of my life. After moving to Colorado from Wisconsin in 2017 to pursue a degree in Environmental Policy, I fell in love with the state’s mountains.
I created the Next Summit in 2019 for three reasons. First, I wanted to help others succeed in their mountain-related goals. Second, I aimed to share education and best practices to stay safe in the mountains. Third, I wanted to promote Leave No Trace outdoor ethics to protect the peaks we all love for the future.
I hope you enjoy your time at the Next Summit. Please contact me if you have any feedback or advice to share. Thanks for visiting!