The Clymb Women of Mount Rainier: Katie

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!


NEMO meta tent

When I’m in charge of hik­ing with the tent, it has to be light! This one is also easy enough to set up on my own. 

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Stan­ley mug

Some­times, basic is bet­ter. This is a no-non­sense cof­fee mug that fits in my cup hold­er and keeps my mate lat­te warm for hours. 

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Lucy pants

These pants are THE best for brunch… I mean yoga. These pants are the best for yoga. 

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EG2.5s gog­gles

I love over­sized gog­gles! Unlike oth­er brands, the EG 2.5s aren’t over­whelm­ing­ly large on a female’s face and pro­vide crazy-good periph­er­al vision. 

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Carhartt beanie

This beanie looks like you stole it out of your boyfriend’s clos­et, if your boyfriend was a sexy beard­ed lumberjack. 

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Easy day­pack

I get asked if my back­pack is a vin­tage find almost every time I use it. The mate­r­i­al feels amaz­ing­ly durable, the zip­per pulls are gen­uine leather, and a lap­top sleeve keeps my Mac­book safe while I ride to work.

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Scott puffy vest

Per­fect mid­lay­er, or aprés lay­er, or what­ev­er layer.

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Wool­rich blanket

After a long day of ski­ing, all I need is a hot choco­late. A hot choco­late, and this blan­ket. That’s all I need. 

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Braven speak­ers

Water­proof, shock resis­tant, and Blue­tooth-com­pat­i­ble. Because some­times you need to bump some Bey­on­cé while moun­tain bik­ing. Or is that just me? 

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ABOUT ME:

My favorite sum­mit snack
Ore­os & peanut but­ter, Par­ent Trap style. 

The out­door sport that best defines me
Ski­ing

My most mem­o­rable out­door expe­ri­ence
Hik­ing in to Muir Camp, when it final­ly hit me that we safe­ly sum­mit­ed Mt. Rainier. I was more ner­vous for the hike back down, so being able to relax and reflect on what we’d accom­plished was a touch­ing moment for me. 

One piece of gear I can’t live with­out
Water­proof shell jacket

My style in three words
Com­fort­able, Win­tery, Feminine 

The first song on my adven­ture playlist
Show Me Love by Robyn

What inspired me to Sum­mit for Some­one
I’m not known as much of a risk-tak­er in my group of friends. This climb pro­vid­ed both a plat­form to fundraise for a great cause and an oppor­tu­ni­ty to get out of my com­fort zone.