Quinn Brett used to poke fun at friends who constantly counted the grams in their packs. “To me they just wanted the newest, shiniest things,” she says. “I was wrong. They wanted longer lives out of their knees and back. And they wanted to be back in time for happy hour.” Nowadays this big wall climbing speed record holder (she’s climbed El Capitan twice in 22 hours) and triathlete finds balance by simplifying her life. Too much travel, and she loses her rhythm; not enough yoga, climbing, learning and suffering, and her inner dialogue becomes too noisy. What’s a gal to do? “Focus,” she says. “I am motivated to try harder as a climber, an educator, a rescuer and as a human.” But most of all, she’s determined to be a good person. “We can always be better people,” she says. “I choose to make my mark in this world by spreading positive energy and helping others, whether it be through education, my search and rescue or wilderness medicine work, or just introducing friends to friends. The world is our oyster.” Read more about Brett’s adventures on our blog.