About

Hi. My name is Whitney.

For those of you I don’t know, this is me:

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I am a writer and a climber. I specialize in editorial and marketing content for the outdoor industry. I write copy:  consumer catalogs, web, workbooks, ads,  blog posts, captions, you name it.  My list of clients include: Marmot, Marker, Outdoor Research, Buff, Patagonia and Sterling Rope. Also, since 2005, I have  been a contributing editor with Rock and Ice magazine. I have bylines in numerous national print publications and various online publications. A collection of my published print stories are accessible through my online portfolio.

While I’m a writer by trade, but climbing is where I want to be most of the time. I feel very at home on the rock.

This shot was taken by the incredibly talented Keith Ladzinski in France’s Verdon Gorge in 2008.

In 2012, I made the cover of Rock and Ice, with a photo taken by Andrew Burr. While in Sicily climbing on the luscious limestone sea cliffs, friend and Enormocast podcast host, Chris Kalous, and I had flip-flopped leads on a newly established multipitch line in the heart of Palermo. This is me, seconding the third pitch of a route, swimming through tufas on the ceiling of a cave 80 meters off the deck. Take note, this is the only top-rope cover photo you will ever see.

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The photo on the front page was also taken by Andrew Burr in Sicily in 2011. The rock is amazing as you can see. If you somehow found your way here and want to contact me, you can email me at bolandwm@gmail.com.

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Organizations I support:

Access Fund

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Many thanks to my sponsors:

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