Sharing Stories & Stoke: ‘Girl Crush’ Highlights 5 Female Rockstar Athletes

‘Girl Crush’ follows an all-female contingent of guides on an epic ski mountaineering trip. With AMGA guide Jess Baker leading the way, the group navigates more than just the landscape.

What does it mean for a woman to dedicate their career to the outdoors? As the objectively badass ladies of “Girl Crush” explain, being a woman in the outdoor industry often means battling copious waves of loneliness and self-doubt — even years into a successful career.

Women who choose the path typically have to navigate baked-in norms and biases without other women’s guidance or support. It can even cultivate distrust between women in the industry and tacit rejection of kinship.

In many cases, the path is an awkward and lonely one. But women’s steady increase in the industry brings them ever closer to flipping that script.

Through the lenses of Baker, MacIntyre, Noyes, Lani Bruntz, and Nicole Jorgenson, “Girl Crush” explores the roles that identity, community, and mentorship play in shaping the human experience.

Runtime: 14 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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