Climbing and advocacy are two things that are close to my heart. Protecting and giving back to the places that I’m so lucky to play in is something I feel really passionate about. Mountain Hardwear posted about Save Red Rock last month with one of their athletes, Angie Payne. I got to sit down—well, send off millions of questions via email more like it—with Angie to ask her a few questions around being a professional athlete, stewardship, and advocacy.
The mountains are a fickle place. Too hot, too cold, incredibly sunny, raging winds, all the weather that makes packing sometimes damn near impossible. Especially when you want to be prepared for all the things. When the mountains can’t make up their damn minds, there’s the Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody.
I’m really good at destroying my pants while climbing. Cracks aren’t terribly forgiving. You can find me awkwardly humping the rock to top out more often than not. 99% of the time I find myself scooting on my butt on an approach or descent. Add in my slob factor and it’s basically a recipe for disaster when it comes to ever looking socially acceptable after climbing. The Black Diamond Creek Pants were the answer to my prayers.
It’s that time of year again… Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016 is just around the corner. With one hectic summer show with too many meetings under my belt, I’m basically a veteran or something, right? These are my tips for making sure you survive your first Outdoor Retailer and keeping your sanity too.
The outdoor industry, like tech, is a place that tends to be dominated by men. Head to Outdoor Retailer and the ratio of males to females is 3:1… or something. Don’t quote my math. Gear has traditionally been designed for men first with some pretty “girly” colors slapped on. It’s refreshing and inspiring to see a publication that focuses solely on women in endurance sports.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Freeplay Magazine to give away a one year subscription to a lucky reader, male or female! Freeplay is an independent magazine that shares inspirational stories about athletes, provides insight on industry fashion, travel and nutrition and well as highlights key industry news in endurance sports. The magazine thrives as the ONLY women’s specific endurance sports lifestyle magazine in the world that infuses fashion with endurance sports such as running, triathlon, cycling and paddle boarding. Freeplay is here for all of your girl power inspiration.
This giveaway begins October 21 at 12AM PST and ends November 4 at 12AM PST. All you have to do is head over to the Freeplay Magazine Facebook page and give them a “like”.