Updates to Come – Help?

Putting out a call to tech-savvy climbers: let’s collaborate! There are a few things I’d really like to update about the site but am struggling to do myself. Some include:

  • Make “Interests” searchable when you go to the Browse Partners tab. This way you could type in “Alpine,” and everyone interested in alpine climbing would pop up.
  • Direct messaging between users. Pretty basic. Costs money to install. I WILL DO THIS I PROMISE! This is a pretty crucial aspect of the site, I’d say.
  • Make the site more mobile-friendly. Right now the desktop view is nice and pretty but the mobile view is ehhmmm… lacking.
  • Have a “View My Profile” subheader under the “Mentors” tab, which takes you directly to your own profile. This should be pretty basic but I can’t figure it out!

Any other suggestions for improvement are always welcome! Thx guys.

How Ready is Ready?


This project is the first thing in awhile that literally keeps me up at night.

I get these big ideas pretty frequently- I’m going to start a blog. I’m going to write a book about my adventures. I’m going to learn photography so I can work for an outdoor magazine. I’m going to start an Etsy where I can sell the little things I make. I’m going to…. not see any of these through.

This too started as a thought, a suggestion, a glimmer of something I mentioned in passing with a girl I fit a harness for at REI. I put it on the backburner for a bit. But once I realized that people were actually interested in this, that it wasn’t just a couple of encouraging friends gushing “oh ya that’s a great idea!” and that I REALLY wanted to use this myself, I knew I had to go for it. I don’t know anything about coding. I don’t have any experience with web design or social media (What is a hashtag really for…?). But I stayed up late one night fucking around with CSS over and over again and FINALLY something clicked. And ever since, I’ve been avidly plowing away at this thing and literally cannot wait to come home from a 14 hour day at work and sit behind my computer to work on it.

If you’re reading this now (Mid-October), you’re one of the verrrrry select few people I’ve let in on this thing. SO HELP A SISTER OUT AND CRITIQUE THE SHIT OUT OF IT. The design is still in its baby I-don’t-know-how-to-code-so-gimme-a-break steps. The content is the most important here. What do you want to see? What’s missing? What’s confusing? What’s awkward or ugly?

Thank you, ladies of the Alpenglow. Stay rad.