December 1, 2021

Adventures in Menopause with Jeannie Wall (Episode 60)

In this Episode

“Menopause Is Hell. It Also Made Me a Better Climber.” That’s the title of a feature article written in Outside magazine by this week’s guest and legendary outdoor sport athlete Jeannie Wall. We dig into what that piece is all about and address topics of fear, anxiety, rage, hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and the power, yes the power, of invisibility.

Jeannie spent decades as a world class skier and an ultra runner. Currently, she is obsessed with climbing in all its forms. She’s a rookie gardener who spent three years helping create and run a regional sustainable food cooperative in Idaho. In her early 50’s she realized some of her biggest dreams like climbing Monte Fitz Roy and the Nose on El Capitan with great women partners and she still loves to backcountry ski. She has 25 years of experience developing and designing climbing, skiing, and endurance apparel for the outdoor industry. She has recently launched a women’s website to embolden women through the sharing of outdoor adventure stories. You can learn more about that at and @broad.beta on Instagram. You can read her feature on climbing and menopause at

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