September Updates [from our newsletter]

What’s happening this fall?

Upcoming Alpenglow Events!










Squamish Women’s Climbing Festival Recap

Huge thanks to Treeline Women’s Outdoor Community for hosting us at the 2018 Climbing Festival in Squamish, BC, Canada! The festival was a sweet, intimate, and super fun gathering of folks in a stunning setting with clinics, raffles, yoga, climbing, and camping. We loved meeting everyone at the vendor fair and participating in the Panel Discussion. We also were thrilled to have Alpenglow Collective Ambassadors from Portland, Seattle, and Squamish- all in one place!

No Man’s Land

We had such a blast at the No Man’s Land Film Festival – who hosted their annual Flagship Festival on September 13-16th in Carbondale, CO – and had co-founder Emily as a panel speaker! This kickass festival showcased adventure films featuring women front and center, and had days jam-packed with panels, activist workshops, presentations from experts in their fields, not to mention climbing, biking, running, packrafting and yoga outings during the day. We headed out to climb at Thomson Creek with a great group, then showed up for the Entrepreneur Panel just in time for Emily to speak – and aptly covered in chalk and dirt. We made new friends, caught up with old ones, and were blown away by the care and dedication that the filmmakers and the festival organizers put into making this event happen. Be sure to keep an eye out – NMLFF hosts events all across the country and may be coming to a city near you!

As NMLFF puts it- “This is where we gather the hearts, bodies and minds that make No Man’s Land, No Man’s Land.”


Portland Boulder Rally – October 6th

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as a nonprofit partner with this year’s Portland Boulder Rally! This awesome comp is hosted by Next Adventure and The Circuit Gym on October 6th at The Circuit’s 19,000 square foot gym in Tigard, Oregon. It is the largest single-day bouldering comp in the nation but ALSO voted the most beginner-friendly by Outdoor Magazine so don’t be afraid to test out your mettle! It’s also just a blast to attend- spectators don’t have to climb to rally! The Boulder Rally attracts pro climbers from around the country, as well as food carts, a beer garden, giveaways & prizes, and a vendor village. We are also excited to have Wild Diversity and PDX Climbers of Color as our fellow nonprofit partners for the event! The Portland Boulder Rally will have global coverage via a 3-hour HD live stream webcast beginning at 7pm PST – this will definitely be an event you won’t want to miss 💪

CRUX Women’s + LGBTQ Bouldering Event

CRUX, NYC’s LGBTQ climbing nonprofit is hosting a bouldering event specific to women and members of the LGBTQ community at The Cliffs at DUMBO in NYC on September 29! CRUX is the largest LGBTQ climbing group in New York, and their mission is to expand access to climbing and outdoor recreation for all LGBTQ communities. Find more information about this organization and event on our Events calendar or their website.

Heads up – we have a Facebook Group
This is an easy and quick way to post about gym climbing, training, trips, gear, etc. But don’t forget to make an Alpenglow Collective profile on our website for a more in-depth way to connect with other climbers based on your interests, location, and goals!


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