Video: I Am Here – A Woman’s Journey to the Top of Mount St. Helens

Not all of us were born and raised in the outdoors. Some of us discover it later in life, but still manage to fall in love with the possibilities that nature and outdoor adventure have to offer. Such is the case for Yesenia Castro, who didn’t grow up in a family that thought about climbing or trail running or any of the other activities that many of us take for granted. Instead, she was awakened to the possibilities while on a trip to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, which turned out to be a seminal moment in her life. In this video, we learn about her awakening and all of the places that it has taken her since, including up Mount St. Helens.

Kraig Becker