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The First 4 Things You Should Do When Learning to Rock Climb

I know that learning to rock climb can seem intimidating, especially if you don’t have a mentor to show you the ropes. But rock climbing is surprisingly accessible if you know how to begin, and I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to be a super-athlete to start learning how to climb. Here […]

Colorado Gives Day 2016

Colorado Gives Day 2016 is December 6th!

Today, it is more important than ever to show girls and women that they can be powerful. This is especially true for young girls growing up in low-income households, who come from minority backgrounds, and/or who experience discrimination in school for being part of the LGBTQ+ community. These girls need women role models to look […]

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Women’s Wilderness Hosts Lunafest 2016

Women’s Wilderness is currently the only host for Lunafest 2016 in Colorado. Come check out these amazing adventure films by, for, and about women! There will be two showings in the Boulder/Denver area: DENVER, Tuesday October 25th, 7 pm SIE Film Center, 1510 York Street Buy Tickets HERE BOULDER, Tuesday November 1st, 7 pm Boulder Public Library, […]

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3 Awesome Stories about Moms Getting It Right

Have you ever noticed that people who don’t have kids (like me) tend to judge the parenting skills of others really harshly? There’s too many examples out there of how parents are getting things wrong, so here’s 3 inspiring stories about moms who I caught in the act of doing being awesome. Moms Getting It […]

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Mental Strategies For Rock Climbing

By Alexis Rose, Guest Blogger   Rock climbing will challenge you mentally and physically, and give you an adrenaline rush to remember. Whether you’re facing a wall that’s twenty feet high or two hundred, you know there’s going to be something fun, yet challenging about the route. But that can be daunting. After all, you’re only 5 […]

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“Getting Chicked”: Ultrarunning, Money, and (Biological) Sex

Ultrarunning could be the next battleground for gender equality in sports — and I’m not just talking about men and women. The timing for ultrarunning’s suddenly burgeoning popularity and the nature of the sport itself give it the potential to be an interesting test-case for the coming (and you know it is coming) surge in competitive athletes of […]

Outdoor Activities to Sooth Your Soul

Outdoor Activities to Soothe Your Soul

By Ally Mann There is something so serene and beautiful about spending time outside. Whether you are going on a long wilderness retreat or just out for a quick walk, spending time outside can be an awesome way to relax and get away from a hectic day-to-day life. Here are a few outdoor activities and adventures that will help […]

Why Wilderness?

Why Wilderness?

By Kris Norbraten-Duvernay, Women’s Wilderness Climbing Instructor I grew up in the 80’s. Going outside was not only encouraged but demanded. I swung upside-down in the front yard oak tree; burned twigs in terra cotta pots behind the garage; concocted cologne from mint leaves and hose water; rode my bike smack into a redbud tree; […]

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Alumna at Large: Robin Brodsky on Cycling Solo Through South America

Robin Brodsky is a rock climber, backcountry skier and mountaineer from Durango, Colorado.  She is also a Women’s Wilderness alumna! Currently, she is on an epic eight-month-long journey through South America.  Along the way, she writes a blog called Free Wheeling Fem which you can find here. During a break from cycling, she sat down […]