Emily is a writer, adventurer, climber, and comfort zone smasher. Put on her first international flight at 3 weeks old, she's been addicted to adventure ever since.
From wandering the forests of Sweden alone at age nine, to solo trekking in the Himalayas of India, to joining the circus as a professional aerialist, Emily is a big fan of the "just get out there and do it" mentality.
She loves inspiring others to go outside, travel, and get curious about everything. As John Muir so aptly put it, "going out is really going in.”
Emily works as a freelance journalist based out of Los Angeles and has written for Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Mountain Life Magazine, Outdoor Project, Modern Hiker, Territory Supply, The Outbound, Women Who Explore, and many others.
Some of her notable outdoor accomplishments include: hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, backpacking the High Sierra Trail in California and finishing atop Mt. Whitney, trekking the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland, summiting Illiniza Norte in Ecuador, summiting Vinicunca in Peru, hiking the Inca Trail with her mom, solo-trekking the Backbone Trail, climbing Cactus to Clouds in the winter, trail running Yosemite Rim to Rim, and dozens of other high-altitude peaks in the Sierra Nevada and California.
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Her alter ego when hiking
Where the Brazen backpacker idea came from
Being brazen and wild
Moving to LA at 17
Being inspired by her mother
Leaving Texas behind
How the outdoors became part of her life
The mental barrier to access to the outdoors
Her first backpacking trip at 28
The challenges of altitude
Her hiking journey
Her passions for getting more women out hiking
Her relationship with her mum
Hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal
Dealing with periods and tiredness on the trail
The basics of backpacking
The magic of face wipes
The best problem to have!
Heading to Iceland for adventure
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