Saturday, July 31, 2010
I'll keep the lead up to this one short. Here it goes: Jacinda Hunter - Mother of 4, full time Nurse, sends 5.14b project. Enough said. Your excuse is no longer valid.
So I'll just stick with the theme I guess, and make this the hardcore women's edition of Weekend Warrior. Another super impressive female climber out there. I love climbing because as a guy, I think it is totally accepted to be extremely impressed by a woman and to admire her climbing, as well as to strive to climb like her. Sure climbing involves brute upper body strength, which on average men have more of (click here to a see a Wikipedia article on it, section 3.1; I am not making this comment from a sexist view point, just stating a fact), but climbing is so much more than just pull-ups. I honestly think I learn way more when I watch a female climb than when I watch a male climb. Trying to take the grace, balance, and fluidity that women seem to inherently have more of when it comes to climbing, and integrate it into my own climbing, is something I really need to get better at.
Posted by American Alpine Institute at 6:00 AM