Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer, endurance athlete, and environmental activist. This past fall, she climbed and skied Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. On today’s episode, we’ll talk about her adventure in the Himalayas, where she faced a spell of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) that threatened her chances at summitting. Later in our conversation, we’ll talk about the implicit and sometimes explicit bias that women face in adventure sports that are predominantly male.
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Company Spotlight: Onsight Equipment
In today’s Company Spotlight, we feature Onsight Equipment, a travel gear company based out of British Colombia. Onsight’s line includes bicycle frame bags, messenger bags, duffel bags, and more, and all of them are made out of recycled materials. For 25% off, use the code “mtnmeister25” at https://www.onsightequipment.com//.
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