Grit is another four letter word we love especially when we’re talking about Lucy Westlake. At 13-years-old Lucy has bagged peaks in 49 out of the 50 US states. Among various other titles, Outside Magazine is calling Lucy the grittiest girl we know.

Despite her young age, Lucy approaches climbing with the wisdom and good decision-making skills that unfortunately many climbers learn the hard way. 

On Denali, her 50th peak,  she was unable to summit due to foul weather and unfortunate circumstances; however, she refused to see it as a defeat.

Instead, she remains optimistic that she’ll have another opportunity. For her optimism and accomplishments, we have nothing but r-e-s-p-e-c-t. If you want to be inspired check out Lucy Westlake's full story in Outside Magazine.