Photo by Blair Speed

Photo by Blair Speed

Hello! I’m Kelsey — a writer, climber, and teacher based in my hometown of Bozeman, Montana.

The stories you’ll find here reflect my passions for nature, writing, women’s empowerment, climbing, health, and fitness. I’m also currently working on a novel about an ancient lineage of wild women. (You can join me on my monthly newsletter to receive sneak peeks into this book, release date TBA).

Thanks for being here. Happy exploring!


these words like rocks

a climber’s journal


The Work Behind the Body

Interviews with outdoor women athletes about training, performance, beauty, and body image. 


Salt & Ink

Reflections on the process, craft, and business of creative writing.