top of page

Steph Jagger - World Record Skier, Claiming Femininity as a Super-Power. Author


Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Steph set a world record for skiing the most vertical feet in a year, but that is just a small part of her story. She is also an author and a sought-after mentor and coach who helps guide people towards a deeper understanding of themselves and their stories.

Steph's work, which includes speaking and facilitating, centers around the intersection of loss, the nature of deep remembrance, and the personal journey of re-creation.

Her first book, Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery, is not just about setting a world record for skiing, but also about growing up and claiming femininity as a super-power. It is a powerful and inspiring read that everyone should experience.

Steph's mother has late-stage Alzheimer's, and she wrote a book about their time together on a road-trip, which is called Everything Left to Remember: My Mother, Our Memories, And a Journey Through the Rocky Mountains.

This poignant and moving book is about the way we are pulled apart and the way we are re-membered.

“It is a story about mothers and daughters— a book about nature, and memory, and loss of all kinds. It’s about transforming our pain into something much larger. This is a book about love.”

***

Don't miss out on new episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast that are released every Tuesday at 7am UK time! Hit the subscribe button to stay updated.

By supporting the Tough Girl Podcast on Patreon, you can help increase the representation of female role models in the media especially in the world of adventure and physical challenges. Visit www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast to contribute. Thank you for your support!


 

Listen to Steph Now!

Click here if you can't see the link below.

 

Show notes

  • Who is Steph

  • Living on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, USA

  • Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Creating a nice life for herself

  • Hitting 26 years old and knowing that something was missing

  • Deciding to quit everything and sell everything

  • A year of emersion in her own joy

  • Deciding to go skiing and travelling

  • How that 1 year away changed her whole life

  • Her first Book: Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

  • Her mum being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

  • Her 2nd book: Everything Left to Remember: My Mother, Our Memories, And a Journey Through the Rocky Mountains.

  • Her early years growing up in an athletic family

  • Being encouraged to play sports

  • Learning to ski from 3 yrs old

  • Her early 20s and feeling pressure to achieve

  • Being very goal and achievement orientated

  • Happiness….

  • Doing all the things she was told to do… and now what?

  • Why the journey was stunning, but the finish line was just another ordinary day

  • Making the decision to change her life and build something different and new

  • What was holding her back

  • Turning the dream into a plan

  • Having a year to put it together

  • Financial and logistically planning and getting fit for the challenge

  • The Hero’s Journey - Joseph Campbell

  • Women, risk taking and gratitude

  • Skiing all around the world

  • The grind of travel

  • Magical moments - Skiing in Japan

  • Finding love and taking time to physically recover from the trip

  • Her mother being diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2015

  • The relationship with her mum and planning a journey through the Rocky Mountains

  • Are you listening for the call of adventure, and do you have the courage to say yes, when you hear it?

  • How the family is coping with the diagnosis and caring for a loved one

  • The ongoing process of grief

  • Creating memories that won’t be remembered

  • Suffering with depression and managing mental health

  • How to connect with Steph

  • Words of advice

 

Social Media

Website: stephjagger.com

Instagram: @stephjagger


 

Feeling inspired week after week?

You can do 3 easy things to help me continue to grow the podcast!

  1. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, so you won’t miss a single episode

  2. If you’re loving the podcast, please leave a 5-star review on iTunes! I read every single comment!

  3. Share the podcast with your friends, especially if you think it could help them, and spread the #ToughGirlPodcast love.

Your support helps me continue to grow the podcast and do inspiring things in this space! Already done all 3? You’re a rockstar! Thank you!

Want to do more?

Please become a Patron and donate US$5 a month to help fund the runnings costs. Thank you.

Become my Patron
 

Comments


bottom of page