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Adventure Mamas Initiative is a nonprofit organization committed to facilitating adventure, building community, and providing educational resources to a dynamic community of women.

We have regional collabs across North America. Find your tribe and start adventuring.

Adventure Mamas facilitates extended expeditions, weekend adventures, and epic day trips. 

We are developing a series of resources to support women in their journeys through motherhood. 

The Wild Archives

Get inspired. Find tips and tricks. Review trip reports.

Mama Crush Monday: Hännah Marciniak

March 21, 2018  |  By: Elizabeth Bauer

Hännah Marciniak (@yogihannah) is a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, a climber, mountain biker, skier, and together with her husband, Lucas, parent of an adventurous two-year-old, Oliver. Hännah runs her own business, Mountain Light Ashtanga, which offers small group yoga in the traditional Mysore style. She also works as a linguist, providing expert consulting in…

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A Mama’s Guide to Training for Her First Trail Race

March 19, 2018  |  By: Brigid Pickett

Running a trail race is by no means easy. You navigate around rocks and roots that sneak up on you out of nowhere, you run up seemingly endless hills (or mountains), and then you barrel down them while trying not to land flat on your face. It’s painful at times. Your legs will burn and…

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Mama and Babe Bouldering Event

March 16, 2018  |  By: Jackie Trejo

This fall, AMI Ambassador (now Ambassador Team Manager, yeah she’s #BossAF) coordinated a free Mama and Babe Bouldering Bash in Joshua Tree National Park as her annual AMI Ambassador Project. Her goal was simple: make connections with like-minded MAMAS, get more MAMAS out climbing, and distract the kids with play so MAMA could focus on…

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Nature is My Anchor

March 6, 2018  |  By: Leah H

Two days before our first child turned one month old, my husband and I watched as all of our belongings were boxed and packed into crates. We said goodbye to our things, and began three months of extended hotel stays and visits with family. We crossed the entire continental United States before flying to Hawaii,…

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AMI Grassroots Spotlight: UPPER MIDWEST COLLAB

February 27, 2018  |  By: Kristi Field

In collabs all over the country and beyond, amazing women are gathering together to have epic adventures, build new friendships and create lasting memories. Inspiring us this month with their quinzhee adventure: the Upper Midwest AMI Collab. Remember when you were a kid and building blanket forts and then camping out in them was seriously…

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What is Hardcore

February 14, 2018  |  By: Justine Nobbe

[Take a quiet moment, get comfortable, and don’t rush THIS particular conversation. Yep, it’s long. Nope, we’re not sorry. It’s pretty important and we think there’s benefit to reading it from beginning to end.] I get it a lot, “Adventure Mamas, that’s like the hardcore mom group, right?” I never know how to respond. “Uh, maybe?…

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Call to Action: We Need YOU

February 12, 2018  |  By: RyAnn Peverley

Did you know that AMI is comprised of 15 regional Collabs with over 3,000 women across the United States and Canada? That’s a hell of a lot of badass mamas. These Collabs are a place where women come together to plan local events, share beta, and learn from one another. There are grassroot adventures happening…

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Mama Crusher: Erica Lineberry

February 7, 2018  |  By: Elizabeth Bauer

We had the honor of learning more about nature dork and 5.13 crusher Erica Lineberry. Our excitement about her is electric! Erica opens up about creating her extraordinary life, the balance of motherhood and training, and even lets us in on her secrets for camping and cragging with little ones. MAMAS, MEET ERICA How did…

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Photographer Profile: Rachael De Azevedo

December 6, 2017  |  By: Justine Nobbe

Some people just have this intangible characteristic that draws people in. Maybe it’s charisma? Authenticity? Confidence? Whatever. It’s energetic and we can’t always put our finger on it. It pulls us in, builds us up, and leaves us with some serious warm and fuzzies. Rachael Patterson De Azevedo is one of those people. This x-factor distinguishes…

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