My name is Jes and I am currently based in Southern Vancouver Island, Canada.
I acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People for allowing us to live, work and play on their lands.
I love being in the mountains, especially near home. My favourite type of climbing involves plenty of suffering mixed in with the fun, like starting your adventure in the middle of the night. Wearing rain pants and rock shoes at the same time. Or eating an unhealthy amount of instant mashed potatoes.
I am very passionate about making the outdoors accessible to more people. I started We Belong Outside to help change the way we think about what a climber or a mountaineer looks like.
I’ve also led a number of trips just for women and/or queer people at my local climbing gym, Crag X, and with the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver.
I am a sponsored athlete at Crag X and am grateful for their support.
I am on the executive of the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island section and manage our new website.