Picks of the Week — May 10, 2018

The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut
Grayson Schaffer •  Outside Magazine •  2016  
Lhakpa Sherpa. Why don't we all know her name? 

72 Women. 1,250 Miles. No GPS.
Whitney Joiner • Marie Claire • August 2017
Welcome to America's first all-female endurance road rally. Welcome to the Rebelle Rally. 

The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California's Wildfires
Jamie Lowe • New York Times Magazine • August 2017
They opt-in to the program. They make less than $2 an hour. They test the limits of human performance under extreme conditions. They risk their lives. 

These Women are the Last Thing Standing Between You and Nuclear War
Danielle McNally • Marie Claire • Sep 2017
"The missileers' mission: Ensure that our nuclear weapons are ready to launch on command—a gentle reminder to our adversaries that it would be, to put it mildly, a really bad idea to attack us."

The Cut-Throat Competition for Wilderness Women
Eva Holland • SB Nation • Jan 2014
Every year, women come from all over North America to prove themselves in Alaska's wildest competition.  

Weekend Warriors Take Women's Motocross to the Next Level
Valentina Valentini • Vice Sports • May 2018
See how a small group of women are trying to change the long male-dominated landscape of motocross.