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Caroline Gleich is a magnet for adventure.  She is one of the ski mountaineering world’s most prolific skiers.  She has been on the cover of many skiing magazines, premiered in Warren Miller films, and skied some of the most challenging lines around the world. Most notable and recent was that she was the 4th person ever and first woman to ski all 90 lines in the Chuting Gallery in the Wasatch Range.  Caroline will be the first to say, “Ski Mountaineering is really dangerous.”  She is also an environmental activist.

Backcountry skiing is so much more than being a skilled skier.  You have to have intuition; when to summit and when not to ski. When to push past the shaky heart in the throat fear and when to listen to it.  So why does she do it?

This podcast is about so much more than just adventures and how to decide what to do when faced with a challenge.  It’s about how to stand up to cyber bullies, it’s about gender equality, what it’s really like to be an endurance athlete and how isolating that can be, and it’s about what it really means to be brave.

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Watch Caroline’s documentary with REI and read more about it here.

Topics Discussed in the Podcast 

  • Her journey to becoming a ski mountaineer
  • How to know when to turn back and manage fear and danger
  • Caroline’s challenges with cyber bullying
  • How Caroline makes a living as a professional athlete and the path to becoming a sponsored athlete
  • Gender bias and what it’s like to be a female skier
  • What it’s like to be a 5 ft tall Ski Mountaineer

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If you like my show, I’m aiming to make it an ad-free zone using crowdfunding to support it.  All donations will go directly to the production of the show. I’m raising money using Patreon.   A lot of podcasts sell ads to cover the production costs of the show, which can be quite high. I am not a fan of ads when I listen to podcasts so my goal is make this podcast an ad-free zone. The currently production of this free show is primarily supported out of my own pocket and a small portion is covered through the donations on Patreon. With my Patreon page, you can donate directly to the show which will help me cover the costs each week. If you find value and enjoy this show, you can donate any amount 200 dollars per month to as little as one dollar per episode (which is only 4 dollars a month!) I really appreciate your support!

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