Kaitin Heatherly

Kaitlin Heatherly is Her Own Greatest Competitor

When Katilin Heatherly went rock climbing for the first time, everything hurt. “I feel horrible physically so that's got to be a good thing, right?”    Kaitlin arrived at the 2018 National Paraclimbing Championship only five months after beginning her climbing journey. There, she placed fourth and

Learning to Embrace My Identity in the Outdoors

Learning To Embrace My Identity Outdoors

Learning to embrace my identity outdoors has been a journey.   When I was seven years old, my father took me on my first overnight camping trip. Between short hikes, he would teach me about different species of flora and fauna, and share quirky facts about

AdventurUs Women Blog about Outdoor Diversity in Social Media

Diversify your Feed! The Why and How

Community is a vital part of feeling accepted and supported in your outdoor adventures and building an inclusive outdoors. For some of us, this outdoor community doesn’t exist in our everyday lives and we have to begin searching elsewhere. Social media can be a great

AdventurUs Women Blog

6 Reasons Why All-Women Outdoor Spaces Matter

Women are the center of AdventurUs Women escapes. All of our guides and participants are women who commit to fostering a community where risk-taking and growth are treated with compassion. Here are 6 reasons why all-women outdoor spaces are important.   Shared experiences break down barriers   Intersectionality, a

Affinity spaces for Adventurous Women

The Case for Affinity Spaces

Affinity spaces, in a traditional sense, are spaces in which people bond over a shared interest. A chess club, for example, is an affinity space. In some ways, so is a country club. But affinity spaces can have much greater social impacts, too. Identity-based affinity