Posts tagged #bexier_adventures
Leading the Way Up Pico de Orizaba

In December 2018, African-American mountaineer Rebecca Ross summited 18,500’ Pico de Orizaba in Mexico while leading her first international mountaineering expedition. She writes, “My body went through the wringer and then some. However, I discovered a reserve of strength and tenacity that I didn’t know existed.”

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The Privilege of Mountaineering

It’s no wonder that sports like mountaineering are perceived as inaccessible and prohibitively expensive to many. I’m sure many People of Color would absolutely love to partake in mountaineering if not for the incredible price tag attached. Ultimately, mountaineering meets the needs of its own demographic: privileged and exclusive White communities.

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Women Rock!

At the end of the day, I genuinely felt incredibly confident in my new skills; so much so that I've already started to plan a multi-pitch trad climb in the Bugaboos, in Canada. I can’t recall having gained so much confidence from my former male instructors. Often times I walk away feeling moderately confident, but still wishing for a male companion on my climbs to put me at ease. Not this time.

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