On Choosing To Not Have Kids


Lydia Bradey always knew she didn't want kids of her own. As an accomplished alpinist and guide, the topic of motherhood and mountaineering is familiar to her, and when she chose to get sterilized, most of her friends in the mountaineering community supported her decision. 

However the difference in the way we discuss fathers who pursue a life of pushing themselves in the mountains versus mothers who choose the reckless and irresponsible hobby of mountaineering isn't lost on her. 

Cassidy Randall digs into the complicated topic of parenthood, high alpine expeditions, and societies expectations in Outside Online.