One of the first questions people ask me about my upcoming 5-month round-the-world adventure is who I am going with. When I tell them I am not going with anyone, they usually look horrified. “So you’re going be ALONE the whole five months?!?” I don’t even know to respond to this. For one thing, when…
When you say “social media is ruining hiking” what a lot of people hear “people like you don’t belong outside.”
But can you imagine a man saying that it took him four years before he climbed a mountain with another man? I cannot.
As reflected on how I got here, I noticed a pattern. Let’s see if you can see what I noticed.
Mt. Baker was the first mountain I attempted to climb back in 2013. What a difference four years makes!
Just got back from an epic. We made it up Warden Peak with a rad group of women from the Alpine Club of Canada. It was an 18 hour day plus a 6 hour drive home. Made it back with just enough time to get to work.
I am queer. Throughout my life, people have sometimes been able to quickly figure this out about me and sometimes they haven’t.
If you are wondering why I am writing about this on an outdoor adventure blog, hang in there. I’ll come to that in a moment…
I just got back from a weekend climbing in Crest Creek with an amazing group of 15 women. It was such a joy to co-lead this trip with my two friends, Brianna and Krista. It was our second “Wild Women” trip that we’ve organized for the Alpine Club. Unlike most Alpine Club trips, most of…
Long flights are a gift.