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Pam Hartman (she/her)

Pam Hartman (she/her)

Pam Harman Member Pic

What's the most important thing you want people in the community to know about you?

I love being around all you inspirational folk!

How did you discover climbing?

Taking Scrambles and Basic at Tacoma Mountaineers

What's your go-to karaoke song?

No one should be forced to hear me sing.

What's your favorite kind of climbing? Why?

Outdoors! So beautiful, scary, and exciting!

How do you feel about oatmeal raisin cookies?

No. Unless that’s the only sugar available, then, yes.

What's your biggest challenge - climbing or in life?

Facing fears.

Where would you go for your dream climbing trip?

Anywhere with friends. I love the challenge within community.

What makes you unique?

Being the old, slow, but happy lady on every trip.

What do you think of Never Stop Moving?

What would you like to share with a potential member?

Never Stop Moving is an amazing way to get into climbing or push yourself to your next level with welcoming female role models.

Denise Borges (she/her)

Denise Borges (she/her)

Denise Borges - Member Picture

What's the most important thing you want people in the community to know about you?

I'm always looking for fun adventures and partners to climb with!

How did you discover climbing?

I always wanted to try climbing throughout my life. I decided to finally take the plunge when things got rough in my life around two years ago. It has been a wonderful way to relieve stress and discover my inner strength!

What's your go-to karaoke song?

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

What's your favorite kind of climbing? Why?

I've been getting into alpine rock climbing recently and I really enjoy it. It's a cool way to apply my trad skills and see remote places. I can't wait to see more epic summits!

How do you feel about oatmeal raisin cookies?

I'll eat them. I don't hate raisins.

What's your biggest challenge - climbing or in life?

Finding a balance between climbing and my career. Both are super different and time consuming.

Where would you go for your dream climbing trip?

I *REALLY* want to climb Mt. Forbidden! I also want to check out Red Rock, Squamish, and Joshua Tree.

What makes you unique?

I am very high energy and enjoy going on crazy last minute trips. I also like documenting all my adventures like a nerd. Check out my recent trips at artsyclimber.com!

What do you think of Never Stop Moving?

What would you like to share with a potential member?

I love Never Stop Moving. It's an amazing community to meet people and visit dream climbing spots. It has helped me continue to grow as a climber through the various events and I love that it's continuing to expand as an organization in what it offers.

Let's connect on the interwebs!

Instagram: artsyclimber

Adrienne Miller (she/her)

Adrienne Miller (she/her)

Adrienne Miller - Member Pic.jpg

How did you discover climbing?

My boyfriend had been climbing for years when we met, and he introduced me to it.

What's your go-to karaoke song?

I've only done karaoke once, and I sung "Party in the USA"

What's your favorite kind of climbing? Why?

I mostly boulder in the gym, but I like dabbling in it all!

How do you feel about oatmeal raisin cookies?

If it's a cookie, I'm into it.

What's your biggest challenge - climbing or in life?

I'm trying to judge myself less and care less what others think.

Where would you go for your dream climbing trip?

Yosemite and Thailand!

What do you think of Never Stop Moving?

What would you like to share with a potential member?

NSM is awesome! It's how I first made friends after moving to Seattle. Everyone I've met is supportive and fun.

Let's connect on the interwebs!

Instagram: @adriennemillz

Megan Fritz (she/her)

Megan Fritz (she/her)

Megan Fritz Member 2

What's the most important thing you want people in the community to know about you?

I have progressed through my climbing career slowly due to my fear of leading. Each time I would get to a bolt, I would freeze up and immediately panic and not be able to move further. Lower level sport climbs (5.5 - 5.7) used to scare the s*** out of me where I had to spend about a year just climbing in this grade to feel more comfortable. I would prefer to lead a vertical 5.10 than a blocky 5.4 route and that is OKAY. Everyone has different fears and complexes to work through, in life and in climbing, and it is okay to identify what you need to work on and spend the time to conquer it (even if it seems easy for everyone else!) I have just started to get psyched on leading and can't wait to work on pushing my grade!

How did you discover climbing?

Through an ex-boyfriend freshmen year in college

What's your go-to karaoke song?

Wannabe - Spice Girls

What's your favorite kind of climbing? Why?

Traditional climbing is my favorite because it takes my attention away from the "what-ifs" and forces me to concentrate on the task as hand.

How do you feel about oatmeal raisin cookies?

LOVE THEM!

What's your biggest challenge - climbing or in life?

My biggest challenge in climbing is to constantly push the thoughts of doubt out of my head...the thoughts of what I would hit if I fall, if a cam is going to fall out, if my belayer is not paying attention....the list goes on. My goal is to continuously work on my head game until I can just focus on the climbing and the task at hand and have trust in everything and everyone else around me.

My biggest challenge in life right now is to conquer my anxiety. Some days I wake up, I am an emotional mess and I don't want to get out of bed or see anyone...even though it is a bright sunny day and I am supposed to go climbing outside with a friend. I would make an excuse as to why I couldn't go to the Never Stop Moving - Training for Climbing Club session because I couldn't bare to pretend like I was "happy, normal" Megan. I used to think...since I am unhappy, I shouldn't go out in public and bring people down. How wrong am I?! I started to push myself to go to the NSM club regardless of my emotional distress and I often found that I would come home being happier than any moment in the rest of my day. The womxn and community of NSM never ceases to amaze me with their support, friendship and determination. THANK YOU!

Where would you go for your dream climbing trip?

Picos de Europa in Spain

What makes you unique?

I have a really loud laugh....HAHAHA

What do you think of Never Stop Moving?

What would you like to share with a potential member?

I love the Never Stop Moving community and seeing the friendships and camaraderie that is created out of it.

Free space!

I am so excited to start showcasing our NSM members and I cannot wait to hear about you and share who you are with the community. I want people of all shapes, colors, sizes, ethnicities, weird quirks, different genders, etc.. to come to NSM and feel welcome. This is one way we are trying to do that! By sharing a little bit about yourself, maybe it will empower others to feel comfortable to join as well.

Let's connect on the interwebs!

Instagram: MeganF44