The Organizers

Never back down

 Elyse Rylander Is a Trailblazer for LGBTQ Youth
Apr 3, 2018

Elyse Rylander Is a Trailblazer for LGBTQ Youth

The founder of Out There Adventures discovered power in nature while growing up gay. Now she's sharing it with the next generation—and taking the industry by storm.
The Progressive, Gay, Climate-Hawk Mayor in the Heart of Utah
Dec 18, 2017

The Progressive, Gay, Climate-Hawk Mayor in the Heart of Utah

Salt Lake City’s Jackie Biskupski faces one of the most conservative congressional delegations in the country, but that’s not stopping her from trying to push her city into a future of clean air, renewable energy, and (hopefully) deep snow
The Athletes

Eat. Train. Win. Repeat.

The Prodigy: Ashima Shiraishi

Apr 3, 2018

The Prodigy: Ashima Shiraishi

At just 17 years old, Ashima is the best climber in the world. Even more improbable is the fact that she’s still (mostly) a normal teenager.
Smashing Guiding's Glass Ceiling
Apr 3, 2018

Smashing Guiding's Glass Ceiling

Sherpa women aren't encouraged to climb mountains. But that wasn't going to stop Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, who grew up in a Himalayan village with no electricity or running water but knew that she would one day summit Mount Everest. At 21, she stood on top of the world and then started a new quest: to become the first woman from her country to earn mountaineering's most elite title—an IFMGA.
The Extraordinary Effort of Margo Hayes
Feb 22, 2018

The Extraordinary Effort of Margo Hayes

With back-to-back sends of 5.15-rated routes, the climber made history in 2017. And she's just getting started.
Runner Lauren Fleshman Is the Side Gig Queen
Mar 16, 2018

Runner Lauren Fleshman Is the Side Gig Queen

It’s hard to make a living from just one thing. The champion middle-distance runner, cofounder of Picky Bars, coach, and mother of two lets us in on how she juggles it all.
The Mentor: Hilaree Nelson

Apr 3, 2018

The Mentor: Hilaree Nelson

Over the past few decades, Hilaree has established herself as one of the best ski mountaineers in the world. Even more impressive? She isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Jordan Hasay Will Outrun You. While Smiling.
Mar 8, 2018

Jordan Hasay Will Outrun You. While Smiling.

Until recently, the Nike track star seemed destined for burnout. But last year in Boston, after a wave of disappointing races and a personal tragedy, she ran a record-shattering debut marathon. Will the new distance of 26.2 miles save her career?
The Opinions

Making ourselves heard

The Institutional Sexism in Pro Cycling Needs to End
Apr 3, 2018

The Institutional Sexism in Pro Cycling Needs to End

Former pro road rider Iris Slappendel founded the first labor union for women cyclists with one goal: getting team managers, sponsors, and riders to treat male and female cyclists with equal respect, 'cause that sure isn't happening now
We Need More Women of Color Working in the Outdoors
Apr 3, 2018

We Need More Women of Color Working in the Outdoors

Three years after the Camber CEO Pledge, outdoor companies still struggle to find and hire female leaders. The gap is slowly closing, but the lack of focus on hiring women of color is clearer than ever.
My Body Is Not an Obstacle
Jan 12, 2018

My Body Is Not an Obstacle

Ultrarunner and author Mirna Valerio on the TransRockies Run, snags, and just some of the things her body is capable of
History's heroines

Chronicles of Badass Women

Listening in

Conversations with Women on the Verge

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