As International Women’s Day rolls into another year, the theme for 2021 is ‘#ChooseToChallenge’. Luckily for us in the outdoor industry, we don’t have to look far to find inspiring women; from women challenging social norms, to women challenging their body and mind in the most inhospitable areas in the world, the outdoor industry is luckily home to many inspirational women.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to compile a list of twenty of our favourite films about women in adventure and the outdoors. We’ve got films about skiers, trail-runners and climbers. Most importantly, all of these films do a fantastic job at celebrating women’s achievements from around the world. So grab a seat and get stuck in.
Summer of Wonder
Coming in at a length of 94 miles with a total of 24,000 feet of elevvation gained, it usually takes the average thru-hiker 10–14 days to complete the Wonderland Trail. Summer of Wonder shows the incredible feat of Kaytlyn Gerbin, who completed it in 19 hours.
Hers To Take
Hers to Take follows filmmaker Annie as she learns to overcome her fear of failure while bouldering. Annie does this by meeting with other women, to learn how they come with risk-taking in the outdoors and adventure sports world.
Emily Harrington climbing Golden Gate in a day
This behind the scenes look at Emily’s single day send of Golden Gate (the fourth person in the world to do so) is nothing short of phenomenal. Yes, it may be lacking in Free Solo levels of production, but this raw glimpse into a climb of this standard is a must watch.
Just Keep Running
Just Keep Running follows one of the world’s most promising trail runners – Ruby Muir – as she learns to cope with the pressures of racing at elite levels.