Ice climbing is quickly becoming winter's hottest adventure for women, and there's several reasons why women are taking on this exciting sport. Be it trying something new, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone or just making some new friends, checkout why we believe ice climbing is becoming so attractive for adventurous women in Colorado.
1. Check off your bucket list
Yep. This adventure earns you some serious bragging rights and epic stories to entertain your family and friends. When it seems that so much emphasis is put on collecting stuff, we at Vela are always for collecting memories. Trying something new is always exciting, but ticking off an adventure like ice climbing from your bucket list will give you a lifetime of memories.
2. Gain confidence, feel powerful
One of our real passions at Vela is to empower women by providing a safe, supportive and exciting platform to get you out of your comfort zone. When you challenge yourself, when you push your comfort level - you grow as a person. You are adding power, strength and confidence to your beautiful self to bloom and blossom. We get a serious high from watching women do something totally epic, like ice climbing, and then light up from within as a result.
3. Love winter
We live in Colorado. We spend a lot of time with winter. And, as Coloradans, we do a really good job of embracing the cold and snow. When chilly temps and ice are in our future for the next three or four months, let's take advantge of it. Ice climbing is literally giving winter a big ole' hug and there's no better way to live in the moment than to go vertical on some ice. Winter will go much faster for those of us who yearn for the sun when we try new adventures that you can only experience when its cold.
4. Make new friends & bond with the old
We have seen it so, so, so many times...women who adventure together stay together. We've had groups of complete strangers go rock climbing, zip lining, whitewater rafting and they come out the other side as true friends. Sharing an exciting, thrilling, challenging adventure creates a bond of friendship that few other experiences can provide. We support one another when the going gets tough, we are cheerleaders when self-doubt starts to creep in and we are there with big hugs or high-fives when you get off that rope. Ice climbing is the perfect way to make some new friends or strengthen bonds with old friends.
5. Use some cool tools
When you are ice climbing you are using some sweet, new tools you probably aren't using in your everyday life. That's right, ladies - you get to swing not one, but two axes into ice. You get to put crampons on your boots to kick into the ice. You are basically kicking and swinging sharp objects into a wall of ice, which is pretty awesome. Not to mention you are harnessed into a safety rope securely held by the professional ice climbing guide so you can safely utilize these cool tools.
There are so many reasons why women are jumping feet first into winter's hottest adventure. We at Vela Adventures hire certified, professional ice climbing companies to safely introduce us to this exciting sport. Don't miss out on all the benefits ice climbing offers! Book your ice climbing experience this January or February.
Vela is all about fun and adventure!