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Nikki Smith - WROLC Keynote

Join photographer, writer, climber and activist, Nikki Smith as she tells her story of Realization for the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference (WROLC) keynote address. You must register for the conference (free) to attend.

January 15, 2021


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Nikki Smith - Photographer, Climber, Activist

Nikki is an artist, writer, photographer, guidebook author, and climber based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She started climbing in the early ’90s and has been working in the outdoor industry and climbing world since 1998. Nikki’s photography is been featured in many outdoor publications and is a National Geographic Adventure photo contributor. She’s authored five climbing guidebooks to date and has written many feature articles for climbing magazines. She’s done more than 150 first ascents throughout the west and has traveled the world to climb. Nikki is also an athlete representing REI, Mountain Hardwear, Scarpa, Grivel, and more. Now, much of her work is focused on trying to build a more inclusive, diverse, and safe community within climbing and the outdoors. She is an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, and a Board Member for the Access Fund.

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, homophobia, transphobia, and sexual harassment.)

Nikki taking a photo
Nikki ice climbing

Instagram: Nikki Smith @pullphoto and @nikkik_smith



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