New Year, New Connections

It’s been a minute.

Or 1 year, 2 months, and 25 days, to be exact.

When we last connected, the world (for women in particular) was a different place: Hillary was still a serious contender as a changemaker of our country, and Donald was just a not-yet-realized nightmare.  But I digress.

What remains the same is that we stand behind our vision in creating an encouraging space for extraordinary women to connect, now more than ever.  That there is value in bringing together women who otherwise may not have met.

Like Kirsten, with whom I connected in the New Year, and whose email touched me and reminded of the extraordinary warmth and intimacy of our incredible climbing community, locally and globally:

Jeanne,

I read your article both before and after embarking on a solo climbing trip to Spain.  Some of the bravery I mustered was from your article, so I would like to start with my thanks and appreciation.  So now, I have the climbing travel bug.  Going to Spain by myself was the best decision I’ve made so far in this life, and now have the itch for more. In my travels I found this amazing climbing hostel in El Chorro, Spain.  I met many other international climbers traveling solo, and felt and instant connection, an instant family, an instant community.  It was wonderful to have a genuine connection with another person over dinner or breakfast, and then figure out where to go climbing the next day…

Thank you Kirsten, and I hope you all have an amazing 2018!

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xo,

Jeanne

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