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Stories matter. The stories we make and the stories we tell help us decipher the past and define dreams for the future. They are glimpses of the possible, champions of change, remembrances of collective history. We’ve curated some of our favorite stories of adventurers, makers and rule breakers—who just happen to be women. Let us tell you a story. Then get out there and create your own.
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“My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain.” Yesenia grew up living in a small farmer’s cabin in the apple orchards of Oregon’s Hood River Valley. As a child, she played sports but never knew about outdoor recreation, despite being surrounded by Mount Hood and hundreds of miles of trails. Her first pivotal outdoor experience was going to Multnomah Falls, a roadside stop outside Portland. “I didn’t know what you needed in order to do that stuff. Did you need a permit, a ticket? It wasn’t until college that I realized that all the trails and outdoors were free for all of us to use.” Watch Yesi's journey to climb Mount St. Helens and pursue her American dream.

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In September 2017, I stepped up to the starting line of the Run Rabbit Run 100 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, alongside my friend Jayson Sime. The race is a 102.9-mile ultramarathon with 20,000 feet of elevation gain, which is no small feat for a couple of guys who don’t know what they’re doing. How did the race go? You can watch our film, How to Run 100 Miles, to find out. No spoilers here.

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Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. In this film, Force of Nature Mirna Valerio overcomes the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport. Watch now.

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People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. “Follow Through” is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?

REI Presents: How to Run 100 Miles
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In September 2017, I stepped up to the starting line of the Run Rabbit Run 100 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, alongside my friend Jayson Sime. The race is a 102.9-mile ultramarathon with 20,000 feet of elevation gain, which is no small feat for a couple of guys who don’t know what they’re doing. Jayson had... Watch Now
Follow Through: Caroline Gleich’s Dream to Ski Utah’s Most Difficult Lines
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When she set out to ski all 90 lines in Andrew McLean’s guidebook, The Chuting Gallery, Caroline Gleich was met with laughter. Based in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, these steep ski lines are difficult and dangerous and at the time, only three people had been known to complete the set. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which... Watch Now
REI Presents: The Mirnavator
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Imagine a trail-running vacation where you are shuttled every day to various trailheads that bring you to wild heights and stunning vistas. Imagine finishing your run or hike, and making your way to a comfortable tent that has already been put up for you. You gather your belongings, unpack what you need for the evening... Watch Now
REI Presents: I Am Here
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Day 2, 4:36am. I am waking up on Mount St. Helens, in Washington state. It is April, and the whole mountain is still covered in snow. A long day is ahead and I’m ready for coffee. The sunrise is a beautiful ombre blend of orange and pink, so it’s already a great day. Many thoughts... Watch Now
REI Presents: La Cumbre
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“When I lost my foot, I put two feet on the ground.” Kathy Pico, an Ecuadorian native, lost her leg to cancer at age 38. Reassessing her life's value, Kathy turned to alpinism. “I decided that if I had another opportunity, I wouldn’t waste it,” she said. “During the second chemotherapy, I decided to amputate... Watch Now
What does adventure look like in real life?
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The idea started with a casual conversation in the kitchen. Six friends living in Seattle, who were always ready for an adventure and eager to find the next, exploring the Patagonian wilderness together. None of us really thought it would happen. Like most good ideas, it started as a "someday" and soon transformed into a... Watch Now