PHOTO: Women are pretty keen on adventure, say statistics. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Women have made a pretty big footprint on the adventure travel industry.
“According to the Outdoor Industry Association, 46 percent of U.S. outdoor sports participants are women,” Outside Magazine reports in a new article that highlights some of the most awe-inspiring experiences that have been created for women, by women.
Take the Alpine Finishing School at Selkirk Backcountry Lodge in British Columbia, for example.
“For experienced backcountry skiers and splitboarders, this weeklong mountaineering skills course is taught by ACMG ski guide Kate Devine and held each April at a backcountry lodge in British Columbia,” says Megan Michelson.
In Iceland, women have the opportunity to run with Run Wild Retreats.
“Elinor Fish, an ultrarunner with a focus on mindful running, leads women’s trail-running retreats around the world. This summer, she’s offering a weeklong hut-to-hut running trip in Iceland,” notes Michelson.
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REI has all-women trips in California, Oregon and New Hampshire.
“You’ll spend a three-day weekend hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and stand-up paddleboarding. A chef whips up fresh meals on site, and you can opt for DIY camping or splurge to have a camp host set up a deluxe tent for you,” Michelson says.
For more opportunities for women, by women, read on here.