The Clymb Women of Mount Rainier: Karina

On August 18, 2013 I set out to climb Mount Rainier with five oth­er women who work at The Clymb. Our mis­sion was phil­an­thropic, part of Big City Moun­taineers’ Sum­mit For Some­one pro­gram, in which indi­vid­u­als ascend chal­leng­ing moun­tains as a way to raise mon­ey to get under-resourced youth outdoors.

We put in the sweat on the moun­tain but now we need your help to reach our fundrais­ing goal of $27,000. Shop any of the out­fits we rec­om­mend in the What We Wear sale and The Clymb will donate a por­tion of the pro­ceeds to our cause. 

Check out my selec­tions below then read on to learn a lit­tle more about me and see some images from our climb!


Quik­sil­ver 5‑panel cap

How quick­ly a bad hair day can turn around.

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DAJO knife

This mul­ti-tool is the best. I love the strike fire starter and find myself too often using the pre­ci­sion tweez­ers to snag a pesky sliv­er or out-of line brow hair.

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BOGS boots

I love my leather boots, and I love not hav­ing sog­gy socks. These BOGS are com­fort­able and per­fect in all ways for the Pacif­ic North­west down­pours. A pud­dle-jumper nev­er looked so good.

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KEEN socks

The per­fect fit­ting sock is a thing to be cher­ished. These cozy wool socks  hug your foot in all the right places; that’s what I’m talkin’ bout.

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lucy top

Cute sim­ple and goes with what­ev­er. For those morn­ings you can’t decide what to wear, done and done.

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lucy jack­et

I’m real­ly in love with this jack­et. Light­weight, lay­er-able, flat­ter­ing cut, great col­or, and pock­ets for loose change, or that mul­ti tool.

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prAna belt

This is how I keep my pants up day after day.

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prAna swim­suit top

A bright top to mix and match with any bottom.

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Black Dia­mond trekking poles

There were times I would scoff at peo­ple with their trekking poles. And then I had them while scram­bling up some scree to the top of a moun­tain, and I’d now like to apol­o­gize; so thank­ful to Black Dia­mond for cre­at­ing these.

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ABOUT ME:

My favorite sum­mit snack
Straw­ber­ry Pop-tart

The out­door sport that best defines me
Hik­ing

My most mem­o­rable out­door expe­ri­ence
Besides Rainier!? Cen­ter of a lake, lying on an inflat­able mat­tress, stargaz­ing with my family! 

The piece of gear I can’t live with­out
Mul­ti-tool! It’s good for both out­door and day-to-day hurdles. 

My style in three words
All. Over. D’place. 

The first song on my adven­ture playlist
Jump into the Fire by Har­ry Nilsson

What inspired me to Sum­mit for Some­one
Big City Moun­taineers is a bril­liant non-prof­it that helps kids reach their  poten­tial while con­nect­ing with the great out­doors. The climb was also out­side my com­fort zone and I want­ed to push myself to new heights (hah), and gain an expe­ri­ence of a lifetime.