• This Canadian Mountain Climber Had to Summit Mount Everest in Men's Gear

    9 days ago - By Flare

    Illina Frankiv on Mount Everest wearing a men's summit suit
    When you're climbing a mountain, it doesn't matter whether you identify as a man or a woman-you're just a human being, trying to do something impossible. But when it comes to the gear, male and female climbers are miles apart.
    Illina Frankiv, the fourth Canadian woman to summit Mount Everest via Tibet, experienced this firsthand when she climbed the world's tallest mountain in a summit suit-i.e. the one-piece insulated jumpsuits designed to withstand the harshest alpine conditions-made for men. Not because she wanted to, but...
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