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🌹City of roses🌹 » @iamspecialized_wmn
First stop on the bike mission was to check out @casey__brown__ do her thing at @redbull Proving Grounds. I won’t soon forget the way this photo made me feel the first time I saw it. I had the chills!!! So fired up seeing Casey rise to the occasion and throw down with style on an intimidating course. 👀🗯‼️ » 📸: @blattphoto
Questing into the unknown with Harry’s words of encouragement, “I think this pitch looks mellow” little did I know I was in the midst of climbing my hardest trad onsight of 5.10 R. The unknown grade and unknown terrain ahead meant I had to believe that I was capable. A little believing goes a long way. » 📸: @emilyaharrington // #Originate2
I don’t usually smile in action shots...must be that bike 👀! » 📸: @harookz // @iamspecialized
Who wants to win a trip to Antarctica?! Join me and @elenahight @travelindan & @nick_russelll on a trip of a lifetime with @iceaxeexpeditions 🐧! Visit Omaze.com/antarctica or the link in bio to enter. Each entry supports @protectourwinters Hope to see you there! » 📸: @blattphoto
I’d sleep here again. 🏔 » @bigagnes_ thanks for maximizing comfort at base camp! ⛺️ // photo by @reelwater
Weekends! 🌊 Made fun with friends, big blue, and moments like this. » Thanks for the visit @zacharynigro & for this shot!
This past weekend I had the honor of speaking on a panel for the @theinertia Evolve Summit. Our topic was equality, a trending conversation that I have often. I was on stage with @kealakennelly & @biancavalenti two big wave surfers that are moving the needle in their sport and with the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing which played a huge role in getting the WSL to pay men and women equally. While our stories and thoughts towards this issue are similar, I recognize now more than ever, how powerful it was to have Sarah Burke pushing for equal pay and propelling our sport forward years ago. She was such a hero with grace and foresight. Women’s skiing is in a better place because of her. We still have work to do moving forward, but I feel the need to highlight some of the good. In the last two years I’ve poured my heart into creating Originate alongside a talented group of individuals. Together, myself and @reelwater approached @redbull and proposed the idea. Red Bull said yes and this began my journey and confidence building experience of producing now two seasons (coming this fall! ) of Originate. It’s taught me how to be a leader and how to use my voice and so many other things certainly not without its pitfalls as well. It’s been a lot of hard work and it’s been so worth it. This experience is irreplaceable. I feel empowered and it all started with initiative. On that note, I have to thank @redbull and @reelwater and everyone else involved for being a part of this journey. For me it’s been about far more than skiing and I cannot wait to share side new episodes this Fall! » Photo of @emilyaharrington and I in Peru which will be an episode coming out soon! ❤️
One of the best runs of my life. » @blackcrows_skis
The favorite pitch, the crux pitch, the best part of my day. I was totally unsure if I could climb this pitch clean. Not pictured is a roof with no feet, a massive undercling for all of ten feet before this crack system. It was a battle!!! But I made it and huge thanks to @jonglassberg & @emilyaharrington for the beta and encouragement. Above the roof was this beautiful crack system beckoning E. Stemingway and Palmela Handerson. 👌🙌🇵🇪💯 Full value cruxes are equally as exciting as my recent conversation with @paysonmcelveen on his podcast! Link is in my bio for a listen. Payson has a number of podcasts that have been highly entertaining and highly recommended. Enjoy!
@emilyaharrington It’s your birthday tomorrow and that’s a really big deal! I made a donation to the @honnoldfoundation because that is what you asked for. Thanks for being my PIC!!! Also, shouts to your parents for raising such a special human being. ❤️
La Esfinge in the background, in the place that I feel most like myself. A little dirty, scrappy, & full of the best kind of energy. » 📸: @reelwater // #Originate2 // @redbull // @arcteryx