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  • Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 Southeast 43rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Join photographer, writer, climber and activist, Nikki Smith as she tells her story of Realization. Nikki will share some of her outdoor and climbing photography from over 20 years in climbing and share insights into her journey as a climber, first ascensionist, guidebook author, writer and a woman who happens to be transgender.

(*Trigger Warning - This presentation will briefly mention depression, suicidal ideation, and sexual harassment.)


Presenter: Nikki Smith

For nearly two decades, Nikki Smith’s photography has appeared in Climbing, Rock and Ice, and Alpinist; as well as in ads, catalogs, and websites for many climbing companies.

She’s written five guidebooks, established more than 150 roped first ascents on rock and ice throughout Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, and traveled from Mongolia to Madagascar. Nikki's an ambassador for Grivel, Mountain Hardwear, REI, Beal Ropes, Bronwen Jewelry, and Cypher Climbing.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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