About Sarah


Sarah Garlick is a rock climber, geology nerd, science writer, and public engagement with science practitioner.


Sarah is the author of two books: Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology, winner of the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award, and the National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America, released in 2014. She is a writer and producer for Namuli, a documentary film about rock climbing, biological discovery, and community-based conservation in Mozambique, and she is the curator of Beyond Granite: the Geology of Adventure, an exhibition at the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth, New Hampshire, running 2014–2015.


Sarah currently serves as the Director of Science Policy and Outreach for the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, the support arm of a long-term ecological study based in northern New Hampshire. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her husband, adventure cinematographer Jim Surette, and their two sons.