Elite athletes, rock climbers, ultra marathoners, base jumpers, skydivers, and X Game sports are not for the tame of heart or weak of mind. Women are powering through with endurance and skill. But they’re not always recognized for the achievements they make. While men are often heralded in the media, women are setting amazing records. And these women support you taking on these adventures too.

 

Summer wakeboard lessons from Sisters in Action Sports get Northwest women stoked

“Sisters in search of stoke start an adrenaline sports club for women only” 

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Priscilla Stultz showing SAS members how to fly

 

Project Wild Women, a documentary about female athletes in extreme sports

Kopal Goyal, a New Delhi-based rock climber, is helping broaden the scope for women in extreme sports with her pet project called Wild Women.” 

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Anissa Lamare

 

Meet the 20-Year-Old Hijabi Student Who Is Breaking Boundaries With Her Passion for Extreme Sports

When I’m not studying, I’m going on adventures,” says Fayrouz Gadalla, a 20-year-old pre-med student who has never met an extreme sport she didn’t like. ” 

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Sisters In Skydiving Takes Women To New Heights

It was an extreme girls’ weekend in West Tennessee! Dozens of women came together to help others and share their love for skydiving. ” 

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Top Women Alpine Skiers Out-Earn Men for Second Year

This week, in ski news…

Top alpine ladies out-earn men for a second straight year
In what is no insignificant feat, 17 of the top 18 women’s alpine racers on the World Cup circuit out-earned their male counterparts this season, making it the second season in a row that the ladies have dominated in the wages column.

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This woman is challenging the stereotypes of extreme sport
“What better to way to challenge societal norms than by creating a project that supports positive images of women in action sports. At 28, Valeria Kechichian started the Longboard Girls Crew in Madrid as a means to quit alcohol and other bad habits while also giving women an opportunity to engage with the extreme sports she loves.”

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Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team
“There are approximately 35,000 active skydivers in North America, and only 15% are women! The Misty Blues team is 100% women. The ladies on the team come from all across the US to demonstrate their amazing skydiving skills. Since the early 1980’s The Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team has been thrilling audiences at air shows, corporate events and other special occasions around the world. These exceptionally talented and brave ladies delight in displaying their parachuting talents that make them some of the most skilled skydivers in the world. They do things in the air that make people look up into the sky and feel excitement, patriotism or the thrill of a shocking visual treat.”

 

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Girls Skate Network
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Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (WSA)
“Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (WSA) is a global management and consulting agency dedicated to authentically representing the industry voice of women’s skateboarding. WSA educates, improves and delivers the most current trends and information for women’s skateboarding worldwide. The executive leadership is comprised of the top entrepreneurs and advocates in Action Sports: Mimi Knoop, Lisa Whitaker, Kim Woozy and YuLin Olliver. As the premiere female skateboarding sport organizers in the world, WSA operates in conjunction with its nonprofit division, Action Sports Alliance.”

 

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Skate Like a Girl
“Skate Like a Girl is a girl-centric organization that believes that skateboarding is for everyone. The name Skate Like a Girl pre-dates the #likeagirl campaign. For a long time, anything “like a girl” was meant to be a negative connotation, and we wanted to change that around. Skate Like a Girl is meant to be inclusive of all ages, abilities, and genders.”

 

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