Annual Flagship Festival

september 13-16, 2018

[ Carbondale, Colorado ]

Every fall, in our hometown of Carbondale, CO, No Man’s Land holds our multi-day Flagship Festival where we put our mission into action. Carbondale is where we were born and bred and it only seems fitting to kick off each tour season with the original No Man's Land family. Each year you can find us and taking over downtown Carbondale from music venues and town parks, to art galleries and historic theatres. This event is bigger and bolder than our abbreviated screenings on the road. This is where we gather the hearts, bodies and minds that make No Man's Land, No Man's Land. 


Schedule


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At our Flagship Festival, we have a lot that we want to do. Which is precisely why we are always mixing up the events associated with our event. Maybe it's fomo, maybe its creative genius - who's to say? We host activist workshops, panel discussions on being a female athlete, presentations on the history of feminism and these are only to name a few. We bring in guests who are experts in their fields, whether that be skiing huge lines in British Columbia or scholars in feminism and women's studies. We choose guest speakers who live the NMLFF mission and are committed to bringing it to action. During the day we have climbing, biking, running, packrafting and yoga outings. We are always looking to engage our audience in ways that they wouldn't usually experience

 

THURSDAY

THE FILM PROGRAM, COFFEE + YOGA, MEET-UPS, LIVE MUSIC, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ARE ALL INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE OF A DAILY FESTIVAL PASS.

Fat HIking Club PNW

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PITCHFEST STEVE'S GUITARS

Pitchfest is an opportunity for woman-identified filmmakers, storytellers, and athletes to come together and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Two winners will each be awarded $2,500 from our Film Fund. The winners' films will be premiered at the No Man's Land Flagship Festival in Carbondale, Colorado the following year. 

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM FILMMAKER DINNER

Private Event.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Film PROGRAM I The Crystal Theatre

 

Friday

THE FILM PROGRAM, COFFEE + YOGA, MEET-UPS, LIVE MUSIC, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ARE ALL INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE OF A DAILY FESTIVAL PASS.

Blue Amy Nicklas Fat Biking Mountain Biking

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee + Yoga 4th STreet Park

A sweet yoga flow lead by the lovely Nannette Weinhold. Mats will be available to borrow for those in need. Please allow yourself time to settle in before 8:00 am. Coffee will be provided by Bonfire Coffee. Please bring your own mugs!

10:00 am - 1:30 pm Adventure Meet-Ups 4th STreet Park

Meet-ups are unguided activities chosen and driven by YOU. Each day we will have representatives from local stores available to recommend and provide information on the best rides, runs, climbs, paddles, etc. Participants will form groups based on interests and take it from there!

We have several facilitated meet-ups, one of which will be hosted Kendra Stritch. She will be facilitating a climbing meet-up on Friday morning ONLY. Clip bolts with World Cup ice climbing champion at a great local crag that sits in the idyllic foot hills to the west of Carbondale! Please bring your own climbing gear - shoes, harness, quickdraws, and rope. This is NOT a guided climbing trip and anyone who signs up for this meet-up understands that they must possess the skills and resources required. Climb on!

Want to move a little faster than by foot? Sacred Cycle is leading a bike ride FRIDAY's meet-up. BYOB–bring you own bike!

Meet-ups will run until 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. You choose the activity and you choose the timeline!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Entrepeneur Panel Steve's Guitars

There is a new generation of entrepreneurs, business elite and corporate leaders, in the outdoor arena and beyond. The issues surrounding how women navigate their professional lives in male-dominated fields will be discussed with entrepreneurs Sarah Castle and Alison Wright from The Cairn Project, Deanne Buck from Camber Outdoors, and Emily Mannisto from Alpenglow Collective.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Shelma Jun Steve's Guitars

Shelma Jun is the founder of Flash Foxy and the Women's Climbing Festival. Flash Foxy was created to celebrate women climbing with women and to be a place where women can come to feel inspired by and connected to each other. Shelma will also be speaking on our Advocacy Panel on Sunday morning.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Jess Johnson Steve's Guitars

Jess Johnson is a founder of Artemis Sportswoman and is a Wyoming chapter board member for the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. She is changing the narrative around the stereotype of hunters and works to create platforms for women’s voices within the hunting conservation world. She will also speaking on our Advocacy Panel on Sunday morning.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Kendra Stritch Steve's Guitars

UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup champion Kendra Stritch has traveled around the world with a community of international athletes exploring cultures and climbing areas. Kendra will be presenting on competing in the Ice Climbing World Cup and discuss the gender dynamics of competition. She will be facilitating a climbing meet-up on Friday morning, as well as speaking on our Athlete Panel on Saturday.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Elyse Rylander Steve's Guitars

Join Elyse Rylander (she/her) for a presentation about how OUT There Adventures is working to reduce outdoor access barriers for the LGBTQ community. In 2018, Elyse was named a “Top Woman in Conservation and Environmental Justice” by ECODiversity Magazine.  Elyse is also speaking on our Advocacy Panel on Sunday morning.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Film Program II The Crystal Theatre

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Mix + Mingle 4th Street Park

We will have your favorite lawn games, beer, wine, and music!

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Film Program II The Crystal Theatre

 

Saturday

THE FILM PROGRAM, COFFEE + YOGA, MEET-UPS, LIVE MUSIC, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ARE ALL INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE OF A DAILY FESTIVAL PASS.

Shirin Hoke One One Israel Triathalon

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee + Yoga 4th STreet Park

A sweet yoga flow lead by the lovely Nannette Weinhold. Mats will be available to borrow for those in need. Please allow yourself time to settle in before 8:00 am. Coffee will be provided by Bonfire Coffee. Please bring your own mugs!

10:00 am - 1:30 pm Adventure Meet-Ups 4th STreet Park

Meet-ups are unguided activities chosen and driven by YOU. Each day we will have representatives from local stores available to recommend and provide information on the best rides, runs, climbs, paddles, etc. Participants will form groups based on interests and take it from there!

We have several facilitated meet-ups, one of which will be hosted by Sarah Tingey of Alpacka Packrafts. She will provide boats, paddles, and some extra safety equipment - but please bring your own equipment if you have it! Space and equipment are limited.

Alison Wright and Sarah Castle of The Cairn Project will be leading a hike on SATURDAY only. Feeling stressed from a long work week? Join these rad ladies on a local hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Hikes are proven to decrease anxiety and improve your mood; science said so. Bring water!

Want to learn more about bike maintenance and care? Sacred Cycle is leading a cycle mechanic workshop for SATURDAY'S meet-up. BYOB–bring you own bike!

Missed our climbing meet-up on Friday? Climb at Monkey House Carbondale, Carbondale's new bouldering and training gym! Monkey House is offering a 25% discount ($15/day for an adult and $11.25 for those under 18) to anyone who has purchased a ticket to the Festival. Discount only applies to the pass holder, and you must bring a valid ID. Discount may be used multiple times Thursday through Sunday. Please bring your own shoes and chalk (rentals are available for $5 while supplies last.) You must sign a waiver, either online ahead of time (recommended) or when you arrive.

Meet-ups will run until 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. You choose the activity and you choose the timeline!

10:00 am - 1:30 pm Photography Workshop 4th STreet Park

NMLFF Featured Photographer Kylie Fly will lead an adventure photography clinic Saturday 9/15 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Exact ending times are TBD due to weather. Kylie is a revered photographer in the outdoor industry, with a deep love for the wilderness rooted from growing up in Idaho. She believes in the human experience and in creating a space that fosters real connections with others.

Requirements: a camera and a basic understanding of use, a willingness to hike, sturdy walking shoes, backpack, food, water, rain jacket, warm layers, and whatever else you need to spend a day outside. There is a suggested $10 donation for this workshop.

10:00 am - 1:30 pm Digital Art Workshop 4th STreet Park

NMLFF Featured Artist Brooklyn Bell will lead a digital art workshop on Saturday 9/15 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Brooklyn is an athlete and artist from the Pacific Northwest and one of the founding members of The Kona Supremes Ambassador Program. She is a strong advocate for women in outdoor sports and is working towards helping The Kona Supremes provide a space and resources for women to have fun and learn how to ride.

Requirements: a willingness to hike, sturdy walking shoes, backpack, food, water, rain jacket, warm layers, and whatever else you need to spend a day outside. There is a suggested $10 donation for this workshop.

10:00 am - 1:30 pm Free your style workshop 4th STreet Park

NMLFF Ambassador and star of "Hip Hop Gone Wild," Becca Droz will lead a beatboxing workshop! After honing her skills on vertical faces and uncomfortable belays, Becca is ready to share with you her freestyle magic. You will be challenged to step outside of your comfort zone and into the mind of your lyrical genius. You will also have the opportunity to perform the song generated from the workshop Saturday night alongside rockstar sensation Alexis Krauss from Sleighbells. 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Film + Photo Panel Steve's Guitars

Join us for our Women in Film and Photography Panel Discussion! There are so many subtopics within the subject of women in photography and film and we’d like to take this opportunity to address some of them. The general advancement of these professions can only benefit from having more voices heard in an increasingly competitive environment, one that was historically dominated by a male narrative for so long. On Saturday, we will hear from some of the leading women in this field, including all-star filmmakers and photographers, Aly Nicklas, Jayme Dittmar, Kylie Fly, and Jo Savage.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Athlete Panel Steve's Guitars

Our rock-star Athlete Panel this year will include athletes Angela Van Wiemeersch, Brooklyn Bell, Kendra Stritch, Jenn Flemming, and Jamie Logan. Women have historically been excluded from the “Outdoors” narrative, as the narrative was traditionally one of male dominance and assertion of masculinity. We will discuss, from our athlete’s personal perspectives, how this landscape changed and where it is headed.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Angela Vanwiemeersch Steve's Guitars

Angela VanWiemeersch embarked on a life-changing bike tour that recalibrated her entire life. She hitchhiked, paddled, and sailed her way through all of North America from the Arctic Ocean to the Panama Canal. Angela is fueled by the beauty and challenge that ice climbing offers. During her presentation, Angela will recap some of her latest adventures. Angela will also be speaking on the Athlete Panel on Saturday.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Jo Savage Steve's Guitars

Self-taught photographer/videographer Jo Savage captures genuine moments that evoke feeling and tell stories of passion by shooting the real journey to and from the summit, and not just the summit moment itself. Jo is a freelance creative content developer/producer, creative director, stylist, and advocate for the environment and equality. Join her for a presentation on her latest adventures in the outdoors and film/photo industry. Jo will also be speaking on the Women in Film and Photography Panel on Saturday.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Film Program III The Crystal Theatre

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mix + Mingle 4th Street Park

We will have your favorite lawn games, beer, wine, and music!

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Film Program III The Crystal Theatre

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Alexis Krauss Dj Set Steve's Guitars

Join us for a two-hour DJ set performed by the illustrious Alexis Krauss, singer, songwriter and front-woman of the band, Sleigh Bells. Get ready to dance your heart out to some sweet beats - plus, a bonus performance from a beatboxing wizard. Admission is free with a pass. General admission is $10.

 

Sunday

THE FILM PROGRAM, COFFEE + YOGA, MEET-UPS, LIVE MUSIC, AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS ARE ALL INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE OF A DAILY FESTIVAL PASS.

La Bailarina Surfing Women

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee + Yoga 4th STreet Park

A sweet yoga flow lead by the lovely Nannette Weinhold. Mats will be available to borrow for those in need. Please allow yourself time to settle in before 8:00 am. Coffee will be provided by Bonfire Coffee. Please bring your own mugs!

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Jamie Logan Steve's Guitars

Jamie Logan, pioneer of modern rock climbing, gives her presentation Sunday morning. While her 1970s climbing resume is miles long with decades full of daring first ascents, she knows that courage goes beyond first ascents. Jamie is a successful architect, hailing from Boulder, Colorado. She believes that “the whole boy/girl dichotomy is really false” and that many people live in the gender spectrum, and there’s a lot of in between. Jamie will be speaking on our Athlete Panel on Saturday.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Jayme Dittmar Steve's Guitars

Jayme Dittmar is a visual storyteller based in Alaska, where she has been mushing, packrafting and traveling for the last five years while directing her work to protect northern lands and livelihoods. She has produced short films from the Arctic to the Amazon, for the Department of the Interior, Teton Gravity Research, PBS and the outdoor industry. Jayme will give a presentation on Sunday morning. Jayme will also be speaking on our Women in Film and Photography Panel on Saturday.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Advocacy Panel Steve's Guitars

Last, but not least, our Women in Advocacy Panel will bring together Elyse Rylander of OUT There Adventures, Jessi Johnson of Artemis Sportswoman, Shelma Jun of Flash Foxy, and professional adventure athlete and advocate for conservationism and women empowerment, Sunny Stroeer. These panelists will discuss women’s leadership in the context of culture and power structures.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Program IV The Crystal Theatre


Guest Speakers


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Alexis Krauss

Alexis Krauss is a singer, songwriter and front-woman of the band, Sleigh Bells. A long time lover of the outdoors, Alexis is a Senior Guide for Discover Outdoors and a Wilderness First Responder. An avid rock climber, she’s recently combined her passion for climbing with outdoor education and helped launched the Young Women Who Crush mentorship program. She’s currently fighting to protect public lands in Utah with the Our Land project in support of Utah Diné Bikéyah, an organization at the forefront of the effort to save Bears Ears.

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Alison Wright

Alison Wright grew up exploring the trails and beaches of California’s Point Reyes National Seashore. She has spent her career in the public interest sector, much of directing a philanthropic fund supporting environmental activists in developing countries. Alison has derived huge personal and professional inspiration from her time in wild places and melded her professional and personal passions by co-founding The Cairn Project with her friend and fellow adventure-seeker Sarah Castle.

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Aly Nicklas

Aly Nicklas is a light chaser from Alaska, with a camera as her tool of choice for engagement with the world. She has filmed change makers in Africa, ultra runners in Chile, and suffer-experts climbing runout lines to running through sub-zero temperatures across the Continental Divide. Aly likes to get her nature fix on by running really far, mountain biking, and climbing. She is an accomplished filmmaker and photographer based out of Portland, Oregon and is passionate about creating, building, and conspiring with really good people.

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Amanda Hankison

Amanda Hankison is a snowboarder, photographer, writer, and filmmaker based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was introduced to mountaineering through spending summers working at a snowboarding camp on Oregon's Mt. Hood and hasn't looked back. A couple ultra-marathons and countless summits later she balances alpine traverses with freelance photography and her new role as an athlete for The North Face. Thanks to No Man's Land she is creating a film aimed at increasing mental health awareness titled "High Again”, where Amanda is driven to share the mental healing powers that exist around us in the outdoors in hopes of helping people else find light where there is only darkness.

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Angela VanWiemeersch

Angela VanWiemeersch grew up as a competitive ice skater in Detroit, Michigan where she danced across the horizontal ice until her late-teens. Following college, Angela embarked on a life-changing bike tour that recalibrated her life. She hitchhiked, paddled, and sailed her way through all of North America from the Arctic Ocean to the Panama Canal. Angela found happiness and inspiration ice climbing in Ouray, CO and was immediately enamored by the sport. She took every last dollar she had and spent it on a month's worth of rent to live and climb in Ouray and a bag full of used climbing gear. Angela is fueled by the beauty and challenge that it offers. From the Ouray Ice Park to virgin ice in Zion to amazing alpine adventures in Alaska, Angela is, once again, on ice.

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Brooklyn bell

Brooklyn Bell is an athlete and artist from the Pacific Northwest. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Brooklyn moved north to Bellingham at age ten – a move that, by changing her access to the outdoors, changed her life. With trails in her backyard, hiking and running became a gateway into the world of outdoor culture. Brooklyn is one of the founding members of The Kona Supremes Ambassador Program. She spends her summers enduro racing and volunteering with the Joy Riders, a women’s mountain bike group in Bellingham, Washington. She is a strong advocate for women in outdoor sports and is working towards helping The Kona Supremes provide a space and resources for women to have fun and learn how to ride.

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Emily Mannisto

Originally from Long Island, New York, Emily’s introduction to the outdoors was thru-hiking the PCT in 2014. Since moving to Portland, she has discovered that alpine rock climbing with a gnarly approach is her discipline of choice. Emily has embraced all aspects of climbing - the adrenaline rush of leading, the frustration of backing off of a summit, and the acceptance that she will never have pretty hands ever again. Emily utilizes guiding and her organization, Alpenglow Collective, to create equal opportunities for women and underrepresented genders in the climbing community.

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Emma Yardley

Emma Yardley grew up climbing rock and ice in Vermont and escaped the humid heat of summer by spending days on the river. Now, Emma creates recipes for adventures that involve all things that stoke her engine–long runs to epically quiet rivers that run through humbling valleys with rockin’ cliffs along the way (with a dash of frolicking along the way). She has found herself drawing lines of mountains and rivers and has been waist deeps in waters from New Zealand to Patagonia to her back yard creeks in Vermont. The final ingredient to adventure recipes by Emma is laughing the biggest laughs even if when way deep and alone in a sufferfest.

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Elyse Rylander

Elyse Rylander (she/her) is the founder of OUT There Adventures, a 501(c)3 dedicated to further bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and the world. Along this path, Elyse has worked to reduce outdoor access barriers for the LGBTQ community. In 2018, Elyse was named a “Top Woman in Conservation and Environmental Justice” by ECODiversity Magazine. Outside of her work, Elyse is known for her sense of humor best conveyed through perfectly timed message GIFs, and in her (rare) free time she can be found paddling through the central Salish Sea.

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Jamie Logan

Jamie Logan is a pioneer of modern rock climbing in the U.S., having made the first free ascent of the Diamond on Colorado’s Longs Peak. Her 1970s climbing resume is miles long, with decades full of daring first ascents, but she knows that courage goes beyond first ascents. Jamie is a successful architect, hailing from Boulder, Colorado. She believes that “the whole boy/girl dichotomy is really false” and that many people live in the gender spectrum, and there’s a lot of in between.

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Jayme Dittmar

Jayme Dittmar is a visual storyteller based in Alaska, where she has been mushing, packrafting and traveling for the last five years while directing her work to protect northern lands and livelihoods. She has produced short films from the Arctic to the Amazon, for the Department of the Interior, Teton Gravity Research, PBS and the outdoor industry. Jayme is also a content developer for ACHILL, the Alaska Care and Husbandry Instruction for Lifelong Living youth program, designed to use dog mushing as a tool for cultural revitalization.

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Jenn Flemming

Jenn Flemming is a New England native who solidified a love of climbing over a decade spent in Colorado and across the American West. She strives to be an all-arounder, with her start in a Boston gym thirteen years ago. She has climbed and put up first ascents around the world in locations like Tajikistan, Iran, Bolivia, China, and South Africa. In her other life, Jenn is a humanitarian aid technical advisor, specializing in child protection and education in conflict and crisis contexts. Work and climbing have taken her to over eighty countries around the world, but she is currently most content to explore and climb around her new (old) home of Colorado.

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Jess Johnson

A hunter, adventurer, former ballerina, mule deer fanatic, conservationist…an advocate. Jess Johnson lives in Lander, Wyoming at the base of the wild Wind River Mountains. Her childhood instilled in her a wanderlust for wide expanses of public land and a deep appreciation for the wildlife that inhabit it. Since moving back to Wyoming, she spends her free time archery hunting and exploring the mountains and rolling sage brush slopes. Jess works for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, is a founder of Artemis Sportswoman, and is a Wyoming chapter board member for the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. She is changing the narrative around the stereotype of hunters and works to create platforms for women’s voices within the hunting conservation world.

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Jo Savage

Jo Savage is an avid adventurer and self-taught photographer and videographer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Jo captures genuine moments that evoke feeling and tell stories of passion by shooting the real journey to and from the summit, and not just the summit moment itself. Her personal missions are to increase visual incorporation of diversity in gender and race into the outdoor/action sports industries and reduce single use products. She is an athlete, storyteller, and chameleon with the gift of adapting quickly to any scenario. As well as a photographer, Jo works as a freelance creative content developer/producer, creative director, stylist, and advocate for the environment and equality.

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Kendra Stritch

A former slalom ski racer and high-caliber rugby player from Wayzata, Minnesota, Kendra Stritch has been a competitive athlete since she was nine years old. World Cup ice climbing competitions have taken her all around the world with a community of international athletes exploring cultures and climbing areas. In December of 2015, Kendra became the first American to win a stage of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. Kendra loves the unique places ice climbing takes her and has an appreciation of seeing beautiful things in unique perspectives.

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kylie fly

With a deep love for the wilderness rooted from an upbringing in Idaho and an explorer at heart, Kylie Fly lives to climb in places that make her heart sing and venture to faraway places to pursue big mountain dreams. She believes in the human experience and in creating a space that fosters real connections with others. Photography her my tool and writing is her voice. Kylie's knack for storytelling and creative directing is all about raw, honest moments, run and gun style in wild environments.

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Originally from the small mountain town of Georgetown, Colorado, Sarah fell in love with the outdoors as an adolescent, captivated by the high elevations and unbeaten paths of the mountains in her backyard. Merging her love for both exploration and grit, Sarah pursued a PhD studying bacteria living under retreating glaciers in Alaska and Washington. Now Sarah works as a research scientist and, along with Alison Wright, founded the The Cairn Project, a nonprofit startup that supports girls-only outdoor education programs. In her work with The Cairn Project, Sarah is excited to help girls get outside building self confidence, and learning and connecting with natural places.

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shelma jun

Shelma Jun is the founder of Flash Foxy and the Women's Climbing Festival. Flash Foxy was created in 2014 to celebrate women climbing with women and to be a place where women can come to feel inspired by and connected to each other. Shelma is a current Board Member of the Access Fund and in 2017, she was named one of 40 women who’ve made the biggest impact in the outdoor world by Outside Magazine. She is also a founding member of Never Not Collective, a new media collective started in 2017 by four unapologetic women of the outdoors that is currently filming Pretty Strong, a feature length women's climbing film.

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Sunny Stroeer

Sunny Stroeer is a professional adventure athlete, outdoor photographer and advocate for conservationism and women empowerment. After spending her 20s getting an MBA from Harvard Business School and paying her dues in the business world, Sunny quit corporate and reoriented her life to focus on mountain adventures, photography, and storytelling. An athlete for Mountain Hardwear, she holds speed records on high altitude ultra trails in the Andes, the Himalaya and the Colorado Rockies. When she’s below 14,000ft, Sunny enjoys rock climbing, canyoneering and adventuring with her husband anywhere west of Boulder, Colorado.