22nd October 2023

Contra el reloj del cambio climático, las Cholitas Escaladoras de Bolivia apuntan al Everest

A medida que los glaciares de Bolivia se derriten rápidamente, un grupo de mujeres indígenas conocidas como Cholitas Escaladoras están reescribiendo la cultura de la escalada boliviana.

Esta es una versión en español traducida por Daniela Anze y Benjamin Swift. Puedes leer la versión original en inglés de este artículo aquí.

This is a Spanish version translated by Daniela Anze and Benjamin Swift. You can read the original English version of this article here.

14th July 2022

Challenging gender stereotypes in climbing

At a recent bouldering competition, Vicky Wilson watched a male climber nonchalantly jump onto the women's boulders, before the medals had even been awarded. It got her thinking about gender stereotypes and abundance in climbing.


Cat Runner

Cat Runner

Cat Runner is a transgender photographer, athlete, and community leader. Raised in Kentucky, he primarily focuses on rock climbing, which led to success on HBO's The Climb - the first televised outdoor climbing competition of its kind. In 2022, he founded the Queer Climber's Network, an organization and database focused on helping queer climbers connect with each other, instructors, educational programs, and professionals within the climbing industry. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition and works with other community organizers to implement programming that makes the climbing community more inclusive and accessible to affinity identities. He is supported by prAna, Rhino Skin Solutions, and Organic Climbing.

Benjamin Swift

Benjamin Swift

Benjamin Swift is a writer, filmmaker, and podcast producer currently based in La Paz, Bolivia. His stories focus around global human rights, the environment and climate change, and LGBTQIA+ themes. Benjamin is the co-host and co-creator of People Place Power, a podcast about activism around the world.

Vicky Wilson

Vicky Wilson

Vicky studies English and History at the University of Birmingham. She is the Editor of the academic journal, URISE, and loves writing for Redbrick paper in her free time. When she's not writing, you’ll find her at a roller disco or bouldering in the Peak District.