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@2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

by EmilieDrinkwater.  All rights reserved.

Finally...the full Outside Magazine Piece on our Noshaq Expedition

May 01, 2019

This is the full story of our Noshaq Expedition written by the fascinating journalist and photographer, Theresa Breuer, who climbed nearly to the top of the mountain with no previous climbing experience.  She captures much of the drama and complexity of this incredibly risky venture.  But there's still so much more.  Ask me sometime!   This story also came out in print (May 2019 issue).

Red Bull is delicious...and they have a cool publication, the Red Bulletin.

November 26, 2018

In July and August of this past summer (2018) I led an expedition to Afghanistan's highest peak, Mt Noshaq (7500m).  It was one of the hardest things I've ever done but we were successful in guiding the first Afghan woman to the top of the mountain.   Read the interview here.

I just led an expedition in Afghanistan...and the first Afghan woman summited the country's highest peak!

August 30, 2018

On August 10th history was made when Hanifa Yousoufi climbed to the top of Mt Noshaq (7500m).  Outside Magazine Online wrote a sort article (a more in-depth article is in the works).  Read more here.

Epic Journey: Iceland

December 20, 2017

Ever wondered about trolls, elves, sailboats, and skiing in Iceland?  Read more here.

Where The Wild Things Play

June 27, 2017

My friend, adventure photographer Krystle Wright, made this cool film about women doing cool stuff.  It's been well received and totally worth watching!

Oprah Magazine. Nope, it's not fake news.

February 17, 2017

"Where Are You Going?"

Another short piece about our mission in the Wrangells.

A Line of Hope

August 20, 2016

This is something I wrote.  It was a surprsingly big effort and is a creative non-fiction piece for the American Mountain Guides Association Guide Bulletin, 2016.

Outside Online article about our upcoming Alaska ski expedition

Not a completely accurate article but still a good, little feature of our upcoming University Peak expedition.  Take two!

My Photos on NPR

December 19, 2015

In August I was hired by the American NGO Ascend Athletics to help guide the first ever team of Afghan women climbers to the summit of three new peaks in Afghanistan's beautiful Hindu Kush Mountains. 

Our story was told by NPR corresponded Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and some of my photos can be seen here!

Our story was also documented by HBO/Vice Media.  Look for their insightful film next summer.

NPR: Expedition Afghanistan

December 17, 2015

In August I was hired by the American NGO Ascend Athletics to help guide the first ever team of Afghan women climbers to the summit of three new peaks in Afghanistan's beautiful Hindu Kush Mountains. 

Our story was told by NPR corresponded Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson. 

Sidetracked, University Peak Ski Expedition

November 29, 2015

Squeezed between trips to Europe and Asia, I spent last May in Alaska attempting to ski the ephemeral, 7000' South Face of University Peak with Jessica Baker, Sheldon Kerr, and photographer Krystle Wright. After a complicated multi day approach to reach the base of the route, most of the snow was gone and the shed cycle had taken its toll. We did climb part way up before opting to bail, narrowly avoiding the daily avalanches that swept the face from top to bottom. Mountains are always an adventure and I look forward to seeing this one again someday. Special thanks to our many sponsors.  Check out our story here.

The Old Breed: An Indo-American Expedition in the Karakoram

This is the story of our 2011 expedition to Kashmir in search of new peaks to climb.

Women's Movement: Ladies We Love

January 01, 2020

Wanna know more about me?  Like one of my scariest days out and what it's like to live in a yurt?  Read it here!

Climberism: Women of the Northeast

 

Climbing Magazine, High Exposure

My friend, photographer Tomas Donoso, took some cool photos and wrote a good story about the Gunks.

Adirondack Rock

An amazing, comprehensive guidebook written by my friends and climbing partners, Jim and Jeremy.  I was on the cover of the first edition but the new, two-volume series has lots of great Adirondack photos.

Climberism: Local Legend

I don't know about legend...but I'll take it!

Climbing Magazine, California Flake

I wrote a short piece for Climbing Magazine about the very classic Adirondack rock climb, California Flake.  Makes me wish I could be there climbing right now!

New York Times article about women and guiding

It's an old story but it brings up some good points.  Worth a read.

Climbing Magazine, Northern Exposure

My friend and photographer, Anne Skidmore, took some beautiful photos of some of the best 5.10's in New England.  I was lucky to climb The Rose, a perfect steep and slanting handcrack in Bolton, VT,  for the story.

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