Climbers Archives: Jenn Flemming

International Women’s Day

I enjoyed reading these interviews the American Alpine Club did with Emily Harrington, Paige Claassen, Melissa Arnot, Sibylle Hechetel, Janet Bergman Wilkinson and Jenn Fleming over the weekend to commemorate International Women’s Day.  I particularly liked Flemming’s take on the biggest misconception about women in climbing:

I think that the biggest misconception about women in climbing is that emotion is a weakness. Men and women climb, behave, and react along a spectrum of emotion; often the typically “female” reaction (e.g. tears or other overly emotional behavior) is perceived as a weakness. In actuality, we all cope with stress in a very individual manner, and there is no objective “best way” to do so.

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Jenn Fleming In Devils Tower

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What’s In The Mags:  September 2010

What’s In The Mags: September 2010

A look at the the issues of Climbing, Rock & Ice, Deadpoint and Urban Climber for September 2010

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