My name is Amy, I’m 44. Currently, a full time student. This is my fifth and final attempt at finishing what I started.
I started indoor climbing back in 2017 to get stronger and to try and overcome my fear of heights and exposure. It has been a fulfilling journey thus far, and eventually I transitioned to climbing outdoors. I’ve learned a lot about myself from spending time with rocks, especially in regard to headspace. What I like most about climbing is there’s really no end. It’s a continuous learning process. I dig it.
I’ve met some very amazing and supportive people in our climbing community who always push me to go a little bit further than I had intended, who took me under their wing and literally, showed me the ropes. They treat me like their own family and let me know it’s ok to climb whatever grade it is that I climb. The destination plays a role, yes, but it’s the journey that’s key. And around here, we like to have fun.
I spend as much time as I can outdoors and especially love the mountains. There’s never been a sub-par day when I’ve ventured outside to play.
Most of the time, I’m not ready. But I’m always game :-)
The creativity and love that goes into each product. Everything is so unique and well thought out.
I love a good, long, high altitude trek and I’m crossing my fingers, eyes and toes that I’ll be able to go on one at the end this year. It’s a 3 week long hike in South America.
You can find Amy on Instagram at @amytendstowander
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