VIDEO: Women's Equality in Climbing

Earlier this year the REI Co-op (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) commissioned a nationwide study in the US on women in the outdoors. They found that 85% of women surveyed believed the outdoors positively affects mental health and overall well-being. However, there were various obstacles in their findings; 63% of women said they could not think of an outdoor female role model and 6 in 10 women say that men’s interests in outdoor activities are taken more seriously than women’s.

This documentary challenges some of the stereotypes women experience whilst climbing and examines the reasons for conducting the study.

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