Magnetic North - equipping alpine seekers
equipping alpine seekers




Audacious yet calculated. Provocative and graceful. 

Coach for the self-sufficient mountain athlete.


Brittany Aäe is an endurance coach and creative in unceded Mətxʷú (Methow) territory.

Brittany is a process-oriented mountain athlete. In alignment with that creative mission, she has led four international expeditions on some of the world’s highest peaks; climbed drips in the Canadian Rockies and long alpine rock routes in the North Cascades; completed multiple winter ascents of Ti'Swaq' (Rainier); speed climbed and skied local peaks; and completed twenty-seven solo, unsupported ultra-distance mountain runs including FKTs and OKTs—all of this without overuse injury. She continued progressing on ski, foot, and fingers in the mountains through forty weeks of pregnancy, returning to the stone and dirt three days postpartum. Her work has been featured in national grassroots and mainstream media and has been translated into seven different languages. Her signature work includes revolutionary research and coaching on pregnant athleticism, menstruation and endurance, and the Autonomic Nervous System. On recovery days she fly-fishes and stalks grouse with gusto.

Brittany holds a Wilderness First Responder, an AIARE Avalanche II, and a Bachelor’s from the University of Washington. She has studied in the cadaver lab and as a home birth doula. Her professional experience includes a decade planning and implementing large-scale public health programs on four continents.