Realization - The Story of Climber and Activist, Nikki Smith


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  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 80 people
  • Instructor Nikki Smith

Join photographer, writer, climber and activist, Nikki Smith as she tells her story of Realization. Nikki will share some of her outdoor and climbing photography from over 20 years in climbing and share insights into her journey* as a climber, first ascensionist, guidebook author, writer and a woman who happens to be transgender. For nearly two decades, Nikki Smith's photography has appeared in climbing and outdoor publications; as well as in ads, catalogs, and websites for many climbing companies. She's written five guidebooks, established more than 150 roped first ascents on rock and ice throughout Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, and traveled from Mongolia to Madagascar. (*Trigger Warning - This presentation will briefly mention depression, suicidal ideation, and sexual harassment.)

    Activity location

    Seattle REI

    222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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