The Acquired Taste of Adventure: Multi Pitch Climbing

While in Italy, I'm supporting Save the Children, which helps children around the world access nutritious foods so they have the energy to study, play, and grow. For nearly 900 children and adults around the world living in hunger, it's not about missing a single meal, it's about trying to survive for days, months, and years without key nutrients necessary for ...

Colorado Flood Relief

My heart breaks for everyone at home affected by the floods in Colorado. As I scan the internet, I see photo after of photo of the damage both in the town I grew up in (Estes Park) and the town I've lived in for the past five years (Boulder). As hard as it is to see these photos, there is a bright light behind the sorrow. So many community members are rallying ...

VIDEO: Climbing in Cuba

https://vimeo.com/74201156 Last February, I traveled to Cuba with Solid Rock - Climber's for Christ to climb with the local climbers on their incredible limestone. Although the weather is warm and humid, the rock is akin to that in Rodellar, Spain - amazing - tufas, stalactites, no hands rests, giant caves. Cuba is a playground, but requires some serious ...

Why do women cry at the crag?

Over the last few months, I’ve found myself sitting at the base of a project, crying, more and more often. Crying over a rock climb is the worst. The actual crying, reflecting on the crying after I cry, and the dread of knowing that if I fall I will probably cry – these are all humiliating to admit. Crying about a rock climb is even more disgraceful when all ...

VIDEO: Women’s World Banking

https://vimeo.com/73218326 While in Russia, we’re supporting Women’s World Banking, which helps low income women access financial services, including small business micro-loans so they can independently support their families. Due to NGO restrictions, Women’s World Banking is not currently active in Russia, however they are the only global network that ...

Left Behind in the Russian Federation

While in Russia, we’re supporting Women’s World Banking, which helps low income women access financial services, including small business microloans so they can independently support their families. Due to NGO restrictions, Women’s World Banking is not currently active in Russia, however they are the only global network that focuses on women. Women’s ...