Find the right people
For the right trip
At the right time
Never have to solo!
The mission of Linkup Point is to increase participation and lower barriers to entry in sports and recreation, and consequently to promote better health and quality of life, for all people in all places. Linkup Point also promotes recreational access and the stewardship of recreational and wild places, in order to enhance and sustain those places for current and future generations.
Photos: Cover photo – by our founder Brandon on top of Mt. Denali, Side Photo – Brandon with his Denali team.
We’re a veteran owned startup in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and we’re passionate about technology, sports, the great outdoors, the environment, and service. When we’re not making the website or app better for you, we’re out rock climbing, ice climbing, ski mountaineering, hiking, fly-fishing, camping, or practicing martial arts. Linkup Point INC. is a C Corporation in the process of becoming a public benefit corporation – with our mission of promoting recreation and stewarding the environment, at the center of who we are and why we exist as an organization. We are proud partners of organizations like the Access Fund – which protects and preserves public climbing access. Linkup Point is by sports enthusiasts, for sports enthusiasts!
Photo: Brandon climbing at Garden of The Gods (our backyard).
Photo: Brandon and Niki climbing at Garden of the Gods (our backyard again).
Founder & CEO
Hi, I’m Brandon Briscoe, I founded Linkup Point in August of 2020. I’m passionate about technology, service, sports, adventure, and the great outdoors, and I’m happy to work at the intersection of all of those. I was an army combat engineer captain for eight years, and I’m ranger and sapper qualified and served twice in Afghanistan. I studied Management at MIT and Stanford and it’s great to put that knowledge to the test with a startup. I happily live in Colorado Springs Colorado, grew up in Aspen, and can be found adventuring around the west.
Photo: Brandon spearfishing in Hawaii (yes I love the ocean too).
Rahulrajan Karthikeyan has been Linkup Point’s Chief Technology Officer since May of 2021. He’s passionate about technology, especially AI, and has been coding since he was young. He’s also a FIDE rated chess champion and has played Grandmasters Viswanathan Anand and Garry Kasparov. He studied computer science and digital culture at ASU. He also loves to hike and explore.
Photo: Rahul chillin in the garden.
This is Brandon, in the spring of 2019 I was skiing Colorado 14ers every weekend and avidly looking for ski mountaineering partners. Despite having a network of athletic friends, living in Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak, and having connections to my hometown of Aspen, I ended up breaking the backcountry rules and skiing peaks solo on many weekends. This was not my preference, but I did what I needed to when coordinations fell through. I was training to climb Denali in Alaska later that spring, and I was taking my backcountry skiing to the next level. I needed to find the right people, with the right skill, with the right gear, and with the availability and willingness to do it at the right time and place.
I’m also an avid martial arts practitioner and instructor and once again, I found it difficult to find the right people to train with and teach. I’ve talked to innumerable people over the years that have expressed similar frustrations with finding sport partners, or for getting into sports like climbing that require skill and experience. I founded Linkup Point to be the solution to this problem.
Photo: Brandon ski mountaineering at La Plata Peak near Aspen
The Name & Logo
The name Linkup Point is inspired by military doctrine where it’s defined as “the point where two infiltrating elements are scheduled to meet to consolidate before proceeding on with their missions”. That basically means small elements start out separately, move into enemy territory, and meet to continue the mission together. That’s what Linkup Point is all about – bringing people together in pursuit of sports and recreational objectives.
The logo is the vision of a mountain range, with a prominent mountain objective in the distance, reflected across a still lake – creating a new shape, which is the compass that guides you, and the star at the center – the Linkup Point – where you will meet your partners, and launch on the adventure.