A few more interviews lay waiting in the wings for me to transcribe and summarize for the website, and the project remains alive and well. Thanks to the support of The Alpine Club of Canada, Mountain Mama and Mountain Equipment Co-op…
Erica Lineberry didn’t set out to climb 5.11s until the end of her pregnancy. But she surprised even herself when just a few days before giving birth to her son, Canaan, she climbed a clean 5.11, big belly and all.
Since the beginning, I’ve wanted The Adventures in Parenthood Project to provide some hands-on resources and a well-rounded scope of the challenges and circumstances unique to outdoor adventurers.
Some of these adventurous parents, such as Caroline George, are exerting themselves at very high levels. But they don’t often have a team helping them keep their own health in check, particularly their nutrition. Proper nutrition is an important key to staying happy and healthy in our lives, as individuals and as caregivers.
Tanya, a full-time mom, part-time office administrator and budding writer, found her love for hiking after university in the mountains of South Korea, where she was teaching English. Upon returning to Canada, her love for outdoor adventure grew alongside a new love in her life, her (now husband) Mark, who also enjoyed hiking and scrambling. Over the years they began to tackle bigger objectives and Tanya developed a fairly extensive (and impressive) bucket list of trails, treks and peaks she wanted to “tag” prior to settling down and starting a family.