Blood on the Ice: The Hard Truth of Adventure Sports

“You’re going to be alright,” I glanced down and whispered to a broken man struggling through an ice climbing nightmare. My eyes darted quickly between the Korean rescue worker helping to stabilize the opposite side of the stretcher, over my shoulder at the fifty feet of steep ice awaiting our descent, and back to the contorted face of the injured climber.

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Jim Crow Says No

I can not even tell you how many times I have heard the statement, “stereotypes are based on some sort of truth.” As much as I’d hate to say it, I somewhat agree with this statement

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Conversation with Sophia Danenberg: First African American to Climb Everest

Trekking is what I do to get to the mountain.  Add a little bit of technicality and people drop right off, each increase of  technicality allows you to have a little more solitude, more wilderness, you can go further and further. 

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The Third Eye

Filming kayaking isn't easy. You'll have to be able to kayak what you want to shoot, or be a very willing hiker, climber, and skilled outdoor person if you aren't comfortable kayaking with an expensive camera.

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Adam Edwards
No, Where Are You Really From? Pt I

“We are not asking for it and women shouldn’t be expected to smile and silently put up with this harassment so we can be part of the skydiving community.”

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Skydiving as a Woman of Color

Team Blackstar gave me the freedom to stop pretending I don't notice when I'm the only person of color at my drop-zone. Yes we see color. And we realize the lack of diversity isn't a neutral thing.

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A Sendsmas Christmas

I was asked to join a group of individuals, most of whom I've never met, to spend three days over Christmas break in Red Rocks, near Las Vegas, Nevada. It just so happened that my schedule was open and had planned on staying in Portland this year, so I decided to take the leap. It's not every day I get asked to do some rock climbing in a different state with a group of climbing enthusiasts.  I figured it was either going to be an amazing adventure or it would be a Christmas to remember and not in a good way—so I took a gamble.

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