Congratulations to Betsy Manero- Petra Cliffs staff member, St. Michael's College Student, Wilderness Program Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor-- and now Author! Betsy just finished a book for her Senior Seminar called "Mountains Don't Care: Gender Identity and Empowerment in Female Mountain Guides." Climbing and Mountaineering have been male dominated throughout history, and the book explores roles, opportunities, and challenges facing females entering the guiding environment-- and much more.
Betsy has been working on the book in some way since the beginning of her college career, and hopes to continue to add to it after graduation, with more time to gain inspiration, experiences and education from female guides and peers across the country. Congrats again Betsy!