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Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park covers more than 6,600 square kilometers and offers up some truly amazing terrain. - This spot at Lower Twin Lakes on the way to Gibson Pass has us dreaming of a Canadian backpacking trip. - Have you been to Banff? Any tips for a successful trip? - And big thanks to @echoes_of_nature for the great pic and adventure inspiration.

Here’s a little inspiration on this International Women’s Day, a shout-out to some seriously badass adventure women. - 1. Months after giving birth, Chelsey (@jasonandchelsey) competed in a grueling 100 mile MTB. 2. Ice climber, @angela_vanwiemeersch, set the record for first female ascent on Lake Superior’s HMR route. 3. Christy Mahon (@aspenchristy) holds the record as the first woman to ski all the Colorado 14ers. 4. Libby Sauter (@ljsauter) not only set the speed record climbing The Nose on El Capitan, but in 2016 became the youngest person (and one of only five woman) inducted into the American Alpine Hall of Fame. - And the best part is, this list just barely scratches the surface. There are countless women out there crushing records, competitions, and life. From the pro racers to the weekend warriors, you’re all amazing. - So this one goes out to all the badass adventure women out there. May we know them, may we raise them, may we be them.

Just keep going, grinding, climbing, and eventually you’ll reach the top. - If you need more Monday motivation check out @mersendyclimberson’s feed. It’ll have you planning a climbing trip ASAP. 🧗🏻‍♀️ by @mersendyclimberson 📷by @tradprincess.

Because dogs love adventure, too! - Who has a furry sidekick? What’s your favorite way to get outside together? - And big thanks to @mk.kenzo for the awesome picture and adventure inspiration.

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