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Ashli Blow


16th December 2021

Alma Wagen: the slow ascent of a pioneering mountain woman

Alma Wagen was one of the pioneering female mountaineers of the 20th century. In telling her story a century later, Ashli Blow pays homage to an overlooked trailblazer and reminds us of adventure's slow undercurrents.


Ashli Blow

Ashli Blow

Ashli Blow is a Seattle-based freelance writer who talks with people — in places from urban watersheds to remote wildernesses — about how climate and social change is unfolding around them. She’s been working in journalism and strategic communications for nearly 10 years and is a graduate student at the University of Washington, studying environmental policy.