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Empowerment, safety with all-female tripsSuch excursions a freeing movement for women

Sep 15, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Registration for REI's women-specific travel adventures more than doubled from 2018 to 2019. All-female trips, like these REI excursions to Machu Picchu, left, and the San Juan islands, help foster deep friendships.REI PHOTOS

It was August 2017, and Sonya Pevzner stood on a small ledge, halfway up Washington's imposing Mount Shuksan.

With eight hours of climbing in the rearview mirror, only a single belay pitch stood between her and solid ground. Nervous jitters coursed through her ...