Winter camping isn’t so cold after all, when you’ve got your girls to keep you warm!
"I think there’s an expectation for women who like to spend their time doing rad things in the backcountry to be “like the boys,” and being girly is seen as a weakness. I love painting my nails, I usually wear makeup, and I love pink. Sometimes I also like doing snot rockets and acting like a total dude, and charging through the mountains; I get sweaty, I get competitive, and sometimes I look a little ugly. It doesn’t matter. You just gotta do your thing."
Mentee Karly Marsden reflects on her evolving relationship with climbing, and the parallels it draws to life.
One of the highlights of the Mountain Mentors 2017 summer season has undoubtedly been our first ever Summer SkillShare. Read on for a quick recap of the day plus photos!
An excerpt from Professor Erin Lotz's sabbatical work on motherhood.
Earlier this month, the Mountain Mentors team caught up with backcountry skiing mentor, Rosie, to chat with her about her alpine-focused goals, the value of mentorship, and what sets Mountain Mentors apart.
Mountaineer and climbing mentor, Liz Rose, is on a quest to climb the highest mountain on each continent, commonly known as “The Seven Summits”. Check out these photos of her most recent summit, Mt. Vinson in Antarctica! Go Liz!
"I’ve found that if you’re willing to give the mountains a bit of sweat, (and maybe some tears), they tend to give back a sense of purpose, confidence and perspective that you carry with you in all aspects of life."
“In 2004, I bought shoes, a harness and belay with a very set goal; to meet anyone who climbs and convince them to teach me what I needed to get started. I met my first mentor, picked up a lead rope and spent my first years in the Rockies obsessing over anything vertical.”
Caroline Gleich on female mentorship, protecting public lands & national parks in the US, and Sour Skittles.
After I returned home, hugged my husband and kids, scrubbed off the dirt, cleaned out my pack, sorted photos, and shared stories, I was left with a question… what makes women step up?