Podcast Episode August 9, 2022

Episode 65 | Empowering Young Women in the Outdoors with Amanda Hatley


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Summary

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan chat with She Summits Co. founder and director Amanda Hatley. She Summits is a female-owned and female-led adventure camp that empowers young women through outdoor experiences like backpacking, kayaking, and climbing.

In the extended Members Only version of this episode – the full interview with Amanda Hatley, the Tarptent Dipole Li, Bedrock Sandals Cairn Adventure Sandals, Scarpa Ribelle Shoes, and new educational opportunities at Backpacking Light.

Backpacking Light Podcast 65 | Empowering Young Women with Amanda Hatley

Outline

  • 0:00:30 – Introduction & Podcast Overview
  • 0:00:59 – Ryan Jordan backpacking with friends (and his kids!) in Colorado’s Flat Tops Wilderness Area
  • 0:06:14 – The Scarpa Ribella Shoe
  • 0:08:25 – Ryan’s and Andrew’s thoughts on the Tarptent DiPole Lithium
  • 0:11:21 – Thoughts on the Bedrock Cairn Sandals
  • 0:15:12 – Interview with Amanda Hatley; What is She Summits and how did it start?
  • 0:24:34 – What does She Summits do?
  • 0:33:35 – The core skills taught at She Summits
  • 0:34:43 – How She Summits develop their curriculum, especially in regards to balancing hard skills and soft skills?
  • 0:41:16 – Bravery and societal expectations on and values about young women
  • 0:44:04 – Thoughts on inclusivity in the outdoor industry and on the hiring of guides
  • 0:56:26 – Advice for women (and anyone) who are hoping to get into the world of backpacking whether as a career, hobby, or otherwise: Have a trip plan.
  • 1:03:51 – Bucket list adventures
  • 1:04:25 – The allure and potential challenges of international travel
  • 1:10:12 – Interview wrap up
  • 1:12:13 – The upcoming Women’s Backpacking and Map & Compass Courses at Backpacking Light

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