Category: Meet Our Models

A Woman’s Place Is on the Mountain

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We admit it. Not every adventure that we go on is 100% authentic. Sometimes we gotta plant some seeds along the way.

Like, not every incredible ski run at sunrise happens organically. And sometimes the bigger picture of a hot springs shoot reveals the photographer’s on someone else’s shoulders. Sometimes the gear just doesn’t fit…and sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. Often we’ve gotta switch gears, gotta improvise. But we’ve always done things a little differently on set, and that’s where our authenticity lies: in our unrelenting drive to try to keep it real. (more…)

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She Moves Mountains. (And Climbs Them, Too.)

Only 8% of certified rock guides are women.

If that gets you mad, you’re not alone.

For Lizzy VanPatten, it made her get climbing.

We sat down with Lizzy, a Certified Rock Guide, owner of She Moves Mountains, and T9 model, after an amazing T9 photoshoot at Smith Rock to get her take on climbing, starting her own business, and being a woman in the still very much guys’ world of rock climbing.

Crushing ItLizzy On: Being Your Own Boss (more…)

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Making Girls Out of Women: Las Olas Surf Safaris

Girls Rule

The “girls rule!” mindset is more than just a launching point for the women of Las Olas surf safaris: it’s an all-encompassing approach to life.

A snowboarder, surfer, and founder of multi-faceted adventure- and travel-driven companies, Bev Sanders is a pioneer of women’s sports. She may have been the inspiration behind one of the first women-specific snowboards but the real win was what it did to the industry. Its launch initiated higher standards for female-specific snowboard equipment. Once Bev learned how to surf in 1997, her new focus was clear. Women needed to be able to get out, have fun and learn to surf in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment.

How to do that was clear: women needed to teach other women. (more…)

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