My name is Amanda and I started this blog to post about my journey towards finding my place in the hiking community as a female person of colour. I’m an inherently political entity by just being, but that’s not the main focus of this blog, although I won’t try to suppress my politics in my posts. It is mostly survival tips womxn of colour in extreme sports have had to figure out on their own, like making sure their natural hair health isn’t compromised on multi-day trails, managing personal hygiene and overall emotional and mental health while out in the mountains.

While womxn of colour may resonate more with the tips and my personal experiences, the blog’s content is relevant to anyone who enjoys being outdoors, or is curious about mountaineering as a sport, and/or the social discourses around extreme sports in South Africa.