Wild and weightless climbing collaboration

Climb - explore - be free - be wild - grow

 

This She Moves Mountains, Wild and Weightless climbing collaboration is meant to inspire positive body image through an empowering experience climbing outdoors at Smith Rock.

She Moves Mountains, rock climbing instruction by experienced guides will be paired with the enriching work of Wild and Weightless. Wild and Weightless is an organization that creates a supportive community where participants can celebrate their bodies for all that they can DO, rather than what they look like.

When: Starts at 8:00 am, Sat. Oct 7th and ends at 9:00 am, Sun. Oct 8th (camping is optional)

Where: Climbing at Smith Rock State Park, Oregon with dinner and camping at Skull Hollow Campground.

Who: Certified rock climbing guides, Carey deVictoria-Michel and Jenny Abegg, will provide instruction in rock climbing. Wild and Weightless staff, Kristen Ales and Molly Egan, will provide discussion and insight into creating positive relationships with our bodies. (Check out staff bios below)

What: Saturday will start with a full day of rock climbing at Smith Rock, paired with discussions lead by Wild and Weightless. The day will end with a shared organic and enriching dinner at the campground. Overall, we will offer space to challenge the myths we have created about our bodies that hold us back from our full potential for happiness, so we leave on Sunday feeling stronger.

Climbing Requirements: The ability to hike one mile with a backpack over varied terrain. Both new and experienced climbers are welcome.

Why: She Moves Mountains is excited to carry out our mission of empowering women through outdoor rock climbing in this unique collaboration with Wild and Weightless. Wild and Weightless staff carry a wealth of experience in wilderness therapy and life coaching all focused in reinforcing healthy connections to our bodies in the outdoors. This is a unique and new type of outdoor experience, where focus on building compassionate relationships with our bodies through our time spent outside. You can take home lessons learned through rock climbing, and apply them to your daily lives.

Attend this event for $175, which includes climbing instruction, climbing gear, camping, dinner, and support from Wild and Weightless. With a maximum of 12 women attending, we will have a one-to-three staff to client ratio.  

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Jenny enjoying her natural habitat.

Jenny enjoying her natural habitat.

She Moves mountains climbing guides 

jenny abegg

Raised by mountain-loving parents on the flanks of the North Cascades, Jenny’s idea of a perfect day starts and ends wearing a headlamp, and includes a snowy approach, dry granite, and endless high fives with a favorite partner. Her passion for adventurous climbing has led her from the jungles of Rio to windy spires in Patagonia, from the unexplored faces of the Purcell Mountains to heady granite domes of North Carolina.

Currently based out of Bend, Oregon, Jenny is a climbing guide and a writer, exploring the topics of climbing, life, and the spaces between. She is published in many online and print sources, including Climbing Magazine, Alpinist, Adventure Journal, and Sidetracked.

Jenny is a PCGI certified Lead Guide and currently guides at Devils Tower and Smith Rock.

Carey deVictoria-Michel

A strong passion for rock climbing has led Carey to pursue her path to share that passion with others through co-founding, She Moves Mountains. The journey to get here has carried her through Thailand, Laos, Spain, Mexico and Cuba to climb and learn about these amazing communities. Her pursuits to welcome others into the climbing community have been inspired by others who welcomed her. 

Living the van life has taught her to travel light and simple to leave room for other adventures. Climbing has taken her to bolt-clipping on beautiful limestone to jamming in sandstone cracks eight hundred feet up in Zion. She gets a lot of stoke out of taking others through the physical and mental journeys that come with climbing. Carey is certified with AMGA as a Single Pitch Instructor and as a Wilderness First Responder. 

 

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Wild and weightless

Kristen Ales

Kristen has spent almost a decade guiding outdoor adventure trips all over the world. Through these experiences in the outdoors, Kristen has created a more thoughtful, compassionate and loving relationship with her body. She believes that connection with our bodies, nature, and supportive communities is what ultimately heals us from eating disorders and negative body image issues.

She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy, and has spent the last year working with clients with various eating disorders, as well as trauma, anxiety, depression and complex diagnosis'. As founder of Wild and Weightless, Kristen hopes to inspire others to seek empowerment and confidence through outdoor activity.

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Molly Egan

Molly has found true freedom from limiting beliefs, disordered eating, and negative body image by immersing herself in the outdoors. After struggling for well over a decade, she has learned the incredible power of stillness and challenge in our natural environments. Molly believes in sharing this message with other women to cultivate support and instill strength in one another to live life to the fullest.

She currently practices as a Women’s Health and Mindset Coach under Soul Summit Wellness where she works one-on-one with clients to assess what blocks they are facing and how they can co-create personalized solutions for a healthier and fulfilling life. She is a health coach graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University studying Health Promotion and Psychology. She believes getting outdoors, connecting, being vulnerable, and having a solid support is an integral part of the process.