The B.I.G Initiative wants to take concrete action to help Canadian women achieve their goals in climbing. We think it's time to elevate the role of women within the climbing community and the way to do that is in 3 steps: give training, strengthen networks and give visibility.
If you see it, you can be it.
It's time to elevate the role of women in the climbing industry.
The more women can find jobs as routesetters, the more young girls and women will realize they can consider routesetting as a career path.The more women find sponsorship and funding for their projects, the more young girls and young women will dream up new projects and summits to reach. The more stories female climbers tell about their climbing experiences, the more young girls and women will connect to climbing.
Although women represent at least 40% percent of the climbing community at large, in Canada they are still under-represented in routesetting, in coaching and as sponsored athletes.
It’s time to change that and Bring In the Girls.