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Mom with a Mission

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 »

Outessa Kirkwood: Inspiring and thought-provoking

Outessa is an inspiring and thought-provoking gathering of women who love the outdoors. Here’s what our executive director and co-founder, Claire Smallwood, had to say about the event. My journey to Outessa began when I received an invitation from the event organizers to speak on the Force of Nature panel. My heart skipped a beat… Read more »

The Bird

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

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 »

Get the Girls Out at Beartooth Basin – Recap

Not even rain, wind, blowing snow, or broken generators can deter the Girafficorn Nation! Over 25 ladies of all ages from all over the country, braved the extreme weather and joined us for our Get The Girls Out at Beartooth Basin on June 16. Our event was the kickoff for Mountain Riders Alliance’s first annual… Read more »

A Woman’s Place is On Top

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 »

Summer Partnerships

SheJumps is excited to announce our summer 2017 partnerships, in support of our summer raffles. These companies are supporting 15 events this summer. We are grateful to be working with brands that support the participation of women and girls in the outdoors, not only in the products they make, but in their business practices and by… Read more »

A Woman’s Place Is On The Wall

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

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

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 »