Posts By: SheJumps

Mom with a Mission

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SheJumps Co-Founder Vanessa Pierce takes on the Snowbird Hill Climb Written by: Vanessa Pierce I love being active. I’m your average weekend warrior, casual evening worker outer and lover of all types of outdoor adventures. I do enjoy a good pain cave in athletics — sometimes — but mostly I’ve retired from being “hard core.”… Read more »

Jump Camp at Olympic Park

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Written by: Jen Fredsall, SheJumps Ambassador It’s that time of year again! No sadly not the beginning of ski season. But we did get to put on skis at the Utah Olympic Park and jump into the pools! But first, we needed to practice on the trampolines where everyone progressed to trying front flips! Then… Read more »

The Bird

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Written by: Laraine Martin Nearly a decade ago, I trudged up the saddle of Mt. Massive on an early August morning. I ascended alongside the rest of my trail crew, climbing toward our daily work of rearranging rocks into steps and cairns, confining hiker passage to this well-defined corridor and reducing degradation to the fragile… Read more »

The Evolution of a Person is the Evolution of a Decision

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Logic vs. Emotion when decision making Written by: Linsey Warren Maybe I set myself up for this ‘confrontation’. Maybe it was a long-time building. Maybe the water had been boiling for a while and this was the boil over point. Years of relentlessly pursuing the hundred highest peaks in Washington (aka the Bulger list) had… Read more »

A Woman’s Place is On Top

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Written by: Cathy O’Dowd I’ve spent much of my adult life attempting activities that were seen as profoundly masculine, where women were scarce or absent, and I’ve discovered that there is a lot we can do to fight past the ‘man’s world’ myth. “Well, George, we knocked the bastard off.” These were the first words… Read more »

A Woman’s Place Is On The Wall

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Written by: Cathy O´Dowd If you ask people to imagine a climber, they’ll probably visualize someone who is thin, strong, young – and almost certainly male. A young man, biceps bulging, doing a series of pull-ups with his feet swinging free below him. In fact, the blazing new talent who on track to become the… Read more »

A Reminder to Stay Humble

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Written by: Anna Bernard I come to face-to-face with the trunk of a tree and with fresh powder nearly up to my neck. Utter silence surrounds me and I slowly rework the logistics that led me here. I am alone, concussed and half-buried in snow, in unmarked terrain. I yell for the people I was… Read more »

Get the Girls Out at Beartooth Basin Summer Shredfest

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Join SheJumps and the Mountain Rider’s Alliance for the 1st Annual Summer Shredfest, a celebration of all things shred! SheJumps will be hosting a signature “Get the Girls Out!” event on Friday June 16th. The weekend also features a Freeride World Tour Qualifying event (FWT) and SkiMo race. Details on other activities happening throughout the… Read more »

Dream Line

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Written by: Meg Smith Ever since I was a teenager in junior high I’ve dreamed of skiing big steep Alaska lines. Born and raised just north of Philly that dream seemed pretty far out of range. Sure enough 11 years later I had figured it out and made my way to living in Alaska. Everyday… Read more »