Board Member, Secretary
Location: Estes Park, Colorado
Walt is best-known in Colorado’s mountains as the co-author of A Climbing Guide to Colorado’s Fourteeners, first published in 1978. He served as the first chairman of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative and as president of the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation. Walt has undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Western State College of Colorado and received his law degree from the University of Denver. He is the president of the Walter V. and Idun Y. Berry Foundation, which funds post-doctoral fellowships in children’s health at Stanford. He is also the author of many books and articles about mountains, railroads, and the American West, as well as American military and political history. Walt joined the board in 2019.