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Gisely Ferraz

Mountaineering/Ice Climbing, Camping

I was born in Brazil, and I've been living in the USA for 16 years. Climbing has been a consistent passion that has shaped my life from National Camps in Brazil in my early 20s, to sport climbing projects, cracks, WIDE cracks, and to fall in love with long adventure routes. Summit Fitz Roy in Patagonia, i discovered how sacred and healing the mountains act in our life by traveling and climbing throughout the world - from Europe, Asia, North, and South America. Most of all now, climbing is a therapy in motion for me. In 2019 I lost my partner, Ken Anderson, in a climbing accident in Squamish. Climbing has helped me re-integrate into life, my community, transcend the trauma, and my loss.

The places I've seen and the people I've encountered serve as my daily drive to keep pushing myself and also no being a mentor for the next generation.

What's your favorite Mountain House meal?

Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken

What's your favorite place to hunt/hike/fish/camp/be?

Yosemite, Moab and Patagonia

Top three pieces of gear that you never leave home without?

Headlamp, inreach, water bottle

What's one bucket list item you plan on checking off this year?

Climb El Captain in Yosemite