KEEN Ambassador Alison Gannett Named to Ten Top Women Adventurers For International Women's Day by National Geographic


Photograph of Alison Gannett at work gear testing for Patagonia in Crested Butte’s Teocalli Bowl.

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, National Geographic Adventure decided to look back at ten women adventurers. Our very own KEEN Ambassador Alison Gannett has been named to this prestigious list.

Skier, Eco-Advocate Alison Gannett – This world champion skier now spends a great deal of her time speaking on behalf of the world’s melting snow. See her favorite ski spots >>

Mountaineer Edurne Pasaban – The Spaniard climbed the world’s 14 8,000 meter peaks and won our 2011 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year vote. See the photos and video >>

Circumnavigator Jessica Watson – This Australian solo sailed around the world at just 16 years old, though her wisdom exceeds her age. Read the interview >>

Rower Roz Savage – Savage has solo rowed across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Now she’s attempting the Indian. Read the interview >>

Surfer Anastasia Ashley – It’s not easy to make your way in the male-dominated world of big-wave surfing. Read the interview >>

Freeskier Jenn Berg – This audacious skier has been featured in the last five Warren Miller movies. Enough said. See her favorite ski spots >>

Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler – First noted as one of our Adventurers of the Year for her love of backcountry snowboarding, the Olympic silver medalist recently went on a South Africa trip with Oakley to fit perscription glasses on people in need. Read more >>

Musher, Snowkiter Sarah McNair-Landry – This up-and-coming arctic explorer is one of the best mushers and snowkiters we have ever known. Her next expedition will take her kite skiing across the Northwest Passage. Read more >>

Climber Steph Davis – Featured in our Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for her groundbreaking climbs in Yosemite, Steph is constantly surprising us with adventures—including this wingsuit flying video >>

Explorers’ Club President Lorie Karnath – Lorie just accepted a second term as the president of the prestigious, male-dominated Explorers’ Club. We will have an interview up with her next week. Until then, read her thoughts on space exploration >>

Source: National Geographic Adventure, “Ten Top Women Adventurers For International Women’s Day – Who’s Your Favorite?