Lisa Conlon

Lisa Kumari Conlon

Lisa was born into adventure travel and it has shaped her entire life since. In 1982, her father, Steve Conlon, founded Above the Clouds, an adventure travel company focusing on the alpine regions of the world, specializing in the Himalaya. She began following in his footsteps early on and fell deeply in love with the mountains young. Lisa celebrated her second birthday at her Nepali grandparents’ home in eastern Nepal, by the age of seven had several Himalayan treks under her belt and had clearly developed a strong sense of wanderlust!


Lisa graduated from the University of Vermont in 2007 and received her MBA in 2012. She has traveled widely and led groups throughout the Indian subcontinent, trekked in Europe, lived and worked for a while in Patagonia, and has taught for her alma mater (UVM), on a 6-credit summer course in the Himalayas of Nepal, which she helped to create. She has trekked on four continents, traveled widely and has held almost every position in possible in an adventure travel company - from clean up crew to director! 


In early 2013 Lisa took over the helm of Above the Clouds and has been loving it. She’s currently working on finding inspiring treks, scouting new trails and putting together itineraries to include some truly beautiful and off the beaten path locations.


“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you’ll miss all that you are traveling for.” - Louis Amour


 Lisa's Favorite Sock: Expedition Tech Extra Heavy

"Comfortable feet on the trail keep your head above the clouds!"

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