A Discussion on Women in the Outdoors | May 17

A Discussion on Women in the Outdoors | May 17

Ascent Outdoors, Vertical World, and Outdoor Women's Alliance present an evening of engaging discussion on how we use connection in the backcountry to tackle issues in the front country. We've put together a panel of local women - adventurers, guides, athletes, artists, and industry professionals - in an attempt to inspire and empower. We'll discuss what unique role women play in the outdoor space, what it means to be a women in an outdoor leadership role, what challenges we face, and how we can use the outdoors to build community.

May 17, 2017
Doors: 7:30
Panel: 7:45

Join the event HERE

Ascent Outdoors

5209 Ballard Ave. NW 

Seattle, WA 98107


MC: Kjersti Christensen 

Steph Jagger

Coach, Speaker, World-Record Smasher & author of UNBOUND: A Story of Snow & Self-Discovery

Steph Jagger splits her time between Southern California and British Columbia where she dreams big dreams, writes her heart out, and runs an executive & life coaching practice. She holds a CEC (certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University and she believes courageous living doesn’t happen with one toe dangling in, but that we jump in, fully submerge, and sit in the juice. Think pickle, not cucumber.

In January 2017 Steph published her first book, a memoir called UNBOUND: A Story of Snow & Self-Discovery. The story details a trip she took in 2010/2011 which saw her chasing winter around the globe in search of snow. In the time she was gone she broke the world record for The Most Vertical Feet Skied in a Year (4,161,823 to be exact).

Learn more about Steph:
Instagram @stephjagger

Charlotte Austin

Mountain Guide / Adventure Writer

Charlotte is an award-winning adventure writer and international mountain guide. Her work has been published in Alpinist, Misadventures Magazine, Stay Wild, Seattle Magazine, Women's Adventure Magazine, Mountain Magazine, Seattle Met, and more. When she's not writing, Charlotte works for International Mountain Guides, where she leads climbing, mountaineering, and hiking expeditions around the world. She is a Wilderness-EMT, a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer, an extra-class ham radio operator, and holds a Level 2 Certification with the American Institute for Avalanche Training and Education (AIARE). Her recent adventures include leading an expedition into the Hinku Valley in Nepal, crafting a cover story for Alpinist, climbing the tallest mountain in South America, and being interviewed by Women of Heart and Adventure (WHOA) Magazine. In 2015, she won first place in the Travel Reporting category in the Society of Professional Journalist's Northwest Excellence in Journalism. Next up: Denali in May 2017.

Learn more about Charlotte:
Instagram: @charlotteaustin

Sally Bergesen

Oiselle Founder + CEO

Designer, writer, friend and leader of women, as CEO of Oiselle, and teammate of Oiselle Volée, a community of women athletes. Born and raised in the Bay Area, but resident of Seattle long enough to remember the birth of grunge, Starbucks drive-thrus, and Amazon.com. Sponsor of elite T&F athletes, but passionate about the non-elite issues that make sports a home for women of all paces, ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Learn more about Sally:
Oiselle: @oiselle on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snap, etc.
Twitter: @oiselle_sally

Mercedes Pollmeier

Climbing and Movement Training

Mercedes is a climbing and movement coach based out of Seattle. She trains students online and partners with TrainingBeta to deliver awesome programs! She is also the Fitness and Training Manager at the Seattle Bouldering project. She loves helping folks find the love of movement and mindfulness in their training.

Learn more about Mercedes:
Instagram @modusathletica. Website: www.modusathletica.com. Associations/podcasts: www.trainingbeta.com

Mercedes Pollmeier MS, CSCS

Strength Coach & Author

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Tegra Nuess

Travel & Lifestyle Photographer

A native Washingtonian, Tegra Stone Nuess has been shooting professionally for ten years. Specializing in travel photography allows her to photograph landscapes, people and food. She also loves shooting her other passions- rock climbing, skiing and the outdoors. Working for clients such as The New York Times, Backpacker Magazine and The Trust for Public Land, Tegra is based out of Seattle and strives to live her life with integrity and mischief, seeking out adventure and connection.

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