Moab, Utah. A place where we Crested Buttians go to warm our bones after a winter full of snow. Where car camping is our version of a luxurious hotel. Where we trade in our skis for mountain bikes. I love driving to Moab when I need a change of scenery, leaving the aspen trees and mountains behind in exchange for cacti and huge red canyons. It is a perfect place for hiking, biking and climbing, but slack lining and base jumping? The beautiful badass women of “Vertigirls” show us 2 sports of strength, balance, and fearlessness while high lining across 60+ foot canyons and jumping off cliffs into the rocky abyss.
One of my favorite quotes is from base jumper, Jill Kuzman. She says, “Every base jump is you getting to save your own life every time. You getting to fall off a cliff and feel yourself molding with the air instead of fighting it.” I mean talk about a strong woman! These ladies are able to take each other’s lives and their own in their hands, while doing what they are passionate about. It is so empowering to see a group of women take charge, take risks and push themselves to a place that few men would dare go.