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This Woman Climbed The Highest Mountains On Every Continent For A Powerful Reason

A short film, shot entirely on an iPhone, recounts how Wasfia Nazreen became the first Bangladeshi to climb the seven summits.<p>On Nov. 18, 2015, a woman named Wasfia Nazreen climbed to the top of Carstensz Pyramid, located in the western central highlands of the Papua Province in Indonesia.<p>By …


Proof you can be a Good Mother While Still Feeding Your Passion for the Mountains

<i>Renan Ozturk photo.</i><p><b>Leighan Falley was only ten years old</b> when she decided that she was going to climb a mountain. “That one,” she told her mom in the …


How Gender Affects Your Experience at the Climbing Gym

It happens all the time. Someone assumes you’re waiting to climb an easy route. Someone sprays you down with bad beta while staring at your sports bra. Someone assumes your belay buddy is your boyfriend—who also taught you how to climb. And this someone, in my experience, is almost always a …


Accept and Adapt

More women climbing means a richer experience for all of us.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>844<p>844<p>SHARES<p>“I'm scared,” I told my spotters this past …


Colorado climber leads young Afghan women to personal peaks

Danika Gilbert couldn’t believe what she was hearing.<p>The accomplished mountaineering guide from Ridgway was training 13 young Afghan women for a …


The Psychology Of Climbing With Women

How paying attention to the research can help us all climb better.


First American Woman Completes Full Everest Summit Without Oxygen

They say that reaching the summit is only half the climb. And if that’s the case, it’s possible that Melissa Arnot just became the first American woman to climb Mount Everest without using supplemental oxygen.<p>Arnot reached the summit of the 29,029-foot (8,848-meter) mountain on May 23, achieving a …