Wednesday, January 19, 2022

AWV Outdoors


Denali National Park. Photo by Naomi Schware, 2017.

Denali National Park. Photo by Naomi Schware, 2017.

AWV Outdoors is the newest program within American Women Veterans, and is geared towards empowering our members through leadership and teamwork in the great wide open, with a healthy dose of fun and adventure. Through AWV Outdoors clinics and expeditions, participants will learn new skills that enable them to overcome challenges and inspire others to reach new heights in the outdoors as well as in their personal and professional lives.

Past Expeditions:

Elbrus 2017

In August 2017, AWV Outdoors summitted the peak of Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus (18,510 feet). The team was the first group of exclusively women veterans to reach the summit. Elbrus, along with Denali, is considered one of the world’s “Seven Summits” (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents).

At the summit of Mount Elbrus, Russia – the highest point on the European continent.

Denali National Park April 2017
Alpine Mountaineering Training

All three members met in Alaska for 10 days in April 2017 to learn mountaineering skills like crevasse rescue, how to move on a rope team, and avalanche rescue to prepare for next year’s expedition. Now, it’s up to each of them to train and prepare for the real challenge next spring.

Amanda Burrill on Ruth Glacier, Denali National Park. Photo by Naomi Schware

Amanda Burrill on Ruth Glacier, Denali National Park. Photo by Naomi Schware

Get Involved:

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! We’ll post more updates from AWV Outdoors as the program continues to expand (Include links to AWV’s social media)

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Make a donation and support these expeditions: DONATE HERE

If you’re interested in sponsoring our teams or partnering for clinics, please email Outdoor@americanwomenveterans.org to chat with a member of our team directly.

Interested in learning more about AWV Outdoors?  Please email us at Outdoor@americanwomenveterans.org.  If you are interested in applying to participate in a future expedition, please send an email with your bio (including photo) and a cover letter detailing your outdoor experience and/or why you’d like to join the AWV Outdoors team!

Rope Teams. Ruth Glacier, Denali National Park. Photo by Naomi Schware, 2017

Rope Teams. Ruth Glacier, Denali National Park. Photo by American Women Veterans Outdoor team member and photographer, Naomi Schware, 2017.