Miscarriage on a Mountain
Plus, "The wilderness couldn’t care less who I am"
Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I’m back from a solo mission in Colorado.
What I’m reading
Miscarriage on a Mountain: When the path to parenthood is an uncertain trek. [Hannah Monnes for Outside]
Naked, Afraid, and Transgender: “Growing up knowing I was a boy when everyone around me considered me a girl—and not a very good one—already taught me how to survive alone. Being naked in this remote jungle is a relief. The wilderness couldn’t care less who I am.” [Quince Mountain for The New York Times]
What Happened at the SHIFT Festival? A public condemnation of the SHIFT Festival's attempts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion is indicative of broader issues in the outdoor industry. [Christine Yu for Outside]
How Climbers Are Wrestling With the Sport’s Tradition of Naming Routes: In climbing’s male-dominated culture, those who master a route first get to name it. Some women are calling for a redo. [Erin Anderssen for the Guardian]
A New Podcast Takes Listeners to Wilderness Therapy: Skylights, a show run by wilderness therapists, talks about nature-oriented approaches to topics like gaming addiction, parenting, and isolation. [Heather Hansman for Outside]
Tracy Edwards on What It Took to Race Around the World: The new documentary Maiden tells the story of the first all-female sailing team to finish the Whitbread Round the World Race. We talked with the crew's skipper about the historic feat. [Blane Bachelor for Outside]
Don't Be a Weight Weenie. Hike with a Heavy Pack. “When I watch a 22-year-old video host who could pass as a linebacker warn his viewers to be wary of the hidden weight of tortillas, I can’t help but laugh.” [Jenna Woginrich for Outside]