#SheAdventures: The Highest of Fives

By Outdoor Research, 13 March 2017

  • DATE

    13 March 2017

  • AUTHOR

    Outdoor Research

Nobody can frown during a high five and our #SheAdventures Weekly Challengers are here to prove it. When we put out the call for high fives, we knew it would be hard to choose the most stoke-enducing. But our winner emerged and we'd like to once again congratute @nattastrophe on her incredible, chalky, aerial high five. We've reposted it below along with a few others that we really enjoyed. Thanks to everyone for sharing their stoke!

 

 

 

 

"Someone once said that living with cystic fibrosis was like breathing at 14,000 feet where the air is thin. People naturally descend to lower altitude. But with CF, we can never descend - we live here 24/7." Meet my beautiful friend, Felicia. She's a total badass living with cystic fibrosis. She also loves hiking, which isn't exactly the easiest task for someone who's lungs don't work properly. A short time ago Felicia told me that she wanted to climb a 14,000' mountain for the first time. She knew it would be a huge challenge. Would she be able to breathe? Can we haul up enough oxygen tanks for the round trip by ourselves? Will we have enough time to get all the way up and back down before they ran out? These were the first thoughts that ran through my mind before we set out, yet I knew that if anyone could do it, it was her. And boy, did she ever climb that mountain. I've stood above 14,000 feet over 70 times now. But when Felicia took her last few steps to the summit on Saturday, that became one of my all-time favorite moments ever. It reminded me that life doesn't always - or ever - hand us the easy route. It's up to us to put in the work and persevere. And when you do, you'll find that the only limit is the size of your dreams. The highest of fives from 14k to this inspiring woman @ashorty2love, who not only summited her first 14er, but she did it in WINTER! Such an honor to have been a part of this journey with you!!! Congrats!! #mtnchicks #14er #SheAdventures #coloradolive #outdoorwomen #radgirlslife #mountaingirls #choosemountains #breckenridge #exploresummit #liveauthentic #takemoreadventures #optoutside #getoutside #themountainiscalling #hikingadventures #wanderfolk #coloradocameraclub #goatworthy #wildernessbabes #liveferal #co14ers #lifeelevated #outside_project #letsgosomewhere #wildernessculture #exploremore

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