Posts tagged Climbing
Black Canadian Climber Sabrina Chapman on Why Womxn of Color Should Take Up Space in the Outdoors

Sabrina Chapman is a black Canadian climber on a mission to send her first 5.14a, and yet, she didn’t even start climbing until she was 26-years-old! Her story is proof that you can start late, take a non traditional path and still pursue your passion. Help us bring Sabrina’s story to the big screen!

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The Melanin Base Camp Guide to Outdoor Allyship

Do you ever read about racism in the outdoors and think, ‘well, that can’t be right, nature is definitely color blind’? Or maybe you’ve listened to someone recount their experience of discrimination, while waiting impatiently for a chance to interject and explain how they were wrong, and that didn’t actually happen. If that describes you then you should probably read no further. For everyone else, check out our official Guide to Outdoor Allyship.

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Growing up Asian in the American South

Diversity, racism and sexism are things that many people are not comfortable talking about—myself included.  We do things like rock climb to get away from society, to escape the norm—including politics and racism. But I realized that my refusal to address those issues had more to do with my discomfort. I needed to find confidence and comfort. Climbing gave me both.

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Injured? Chronic Pain? Try These Tips!

I was 13 years old when I suddenly collapsed while I was walking to my science class. I couldn’t walk. I went to several doctors who could not offer any solutions, apart from major surgery. My mom finally took me to a chiropractor who adjusted my back and eased my pain. I found out that I suffered from hip subluxation, which is partial dislocation of the hip out of the socket. Simple movement such as walking or bending over caused my hip to pop out of the joint. For the rest of my life, I would need to see a chiropractor.

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Meet Paris: An East Coast Climber and Ninja Warrior!

Paris Brown has always dealt with performance anxiety—never more so than her qualifying round for American Ninja Warrior Season 9. She had an agonizingly heartbreaking fall off of the second obstacle on the course. And just like that her season was over. But her story didn’t end there. Paris got back up and continued training. She is now stronger than ever!

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I Am Not an Angry Black Man

I write because I know I'm not the only one feeling the way that I do. I write because “I’m not Black enough.” I write because I love the outdoors. I write because our voices deserve to be heard.


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Top 15 Black Women & Non-Binary Rock Climbers to Follow on Instagram

Interested in diversifying your outdoor Instagram feed? We can help!…Stay up to date with our list of 15 Black Women & Genderqueer Climbers to Follow on Instagram!

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Mountaineering Is Hard, But Failure Is Even Harder

And each time I turned around I felt like a complete failure! Maybe it’s the universe’s way of telling me to pick another hobby. A safer hobby. A warmer hobby. In fact, each time I fail, I tend to go through the complete stages of grief. Seriously! I go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and the hardest one, acceptance.

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