I’ve been so inspired by all of the female climbers and alpinists I’ve encountered lately, especially those who have been actively trying to get more women outside. There are numerous Facebook pages, Instagram accounts, independent media, and apparel companies geared towards women who climb, emboldening them to get out, meet up, and form a community. The one thing I feel is missing is a uniting forum for all of these mediums where women can seek out mentors, partners, gear advice, route beta, and events in their area. The goal of AlpenglowCollective is to provide a space to amass all of our resources and to go a step beyond.
There will be many facets of AlpenglowCollective, but the one I am most excited about is the “Mentors/Partners” page. This tool will be focused on finding women in your area who want to get out and climb, regardless of age or experience. Your profile will provide your climbing level, where you are looking to climb, and your goals and aspirations. For example – “I have been climbing for a year and a half, I am passionate about trad and alpine, I want to learn more about crevasse rescue and building complex trad anchors.” This way, you can easily pair up with people who you want to learn more from, who could benefit from your knowledge, or who have similar goals.
This is a true work in progress, and any input/suggestions/things you would like to see would be extremely appreciated! I am super excited to work with everyone on uniting this rad community, and can’t wait to meet some more badass lady climbers.