Examples of our resources and activities during feminist hikes (to be uploaded)
Each feminist hike and set of feminist hikes (we prefer longer sets of hikes whenever possible!) is prepared and adapted to its participants, context, and to the hiking path(s), and follow our Safer Space Guide and hiking safety rules.
The core element of the feminist hikes is about exploring the concept, elements and principles of intersectional feminism and building collective feminist leadership and power through a wide range of activities during the hikes, based on feminist popular education methodologies, analysing the different faces and expressions of power, reflection and analysis of patriarchal systems of oppression and domination, feminist consciousness-raising tools, and non-verbal sound/movement activities. Another key element is feminist mountain protection ps. we always aim to pick up all trash we find on the way. Other elements of feminist hiking include a focus on radical healing, collective reflection, resilience-building, reciprocity, mindfulness and meditation, and practical hiking safety and orienteering tools. The feminist hikes also aim to create an opportunity for collective care, community-building, inclusion, collective achievement and celebration.
We have a work in progress Safer Space Guide with some key principles for all participants to adhere to during our feminist hikes - you can find it here.
We aim to organise activities and projects open to all and any gender, with a focus on the participation of those identities most marginalised and discriminated by the patriarchal system (here you can find more information on this).
Depending on specific projects and on partner organisations and groups we develop and collaborate on projects with, some hiking programmes might be only for self-identifying women, some only for queer and trans people, and some also open to cis-men and to any and all genders, that depends on the aim of the project, the partners and the context.
Collective gathering of suggested hiking trails from feminist hikers (work in progress)
- If you are planning to explore the Himalayas, have a look at the treks organised by 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking
- Explore another part of South Tyrol in Italy that is less touristy and filled with diverse hikes: Val Senales
- Have a look at our Feminist Hikers Blog