OTA In The News

Stay up to date with our recent features, presentations and more! 

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6 Women Adventurers Who Are Changing the World by our own Elyse Rylander

These explorers’ exploits go beyond just summiting a mountain: They're using the outdoors to preserve Native culture, protect the environment, and more.


OTA featured in may's outside magazine print issue

This Is What Adventure Looks Like by James Edward Mills

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Elyse & OTA featured in outside magazine

Elyse Rylander Is a Trailblazer for LGBTQ Youth by Xian Chiang-Waren

The founder of Out There Adventures discovered power in nature while growing up gay. Now she's sharing it with the next generation—and taking the industry by storm.


The Avarna group expands team

Elyse becomes one of latest partners for The Avarna Group, a consulting firm focused on the intersection of social and environmental justice and dedicated to "empowering organizations to make change, and not just talk about it." 

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Diversify Outdoors launches

Coinciding with this year's Winter Outdoor Retailer OTA was elated to be featured in this first of its kind and incredibly necessary resource. #DiversityOutdoors #getOUTthere  


Transforming youth outdoors

Camp Chat: Elyse Rylander of OUT There Adventures by Shawnté Salabert

"As Elyse Rylander wrapped up her undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin, she had a clear vision about the road ahead..."


OTA to present at 2018 Climbing wall association annual summit 

Elyse Rylander to present workshop entitled, "Tools to Summit Equity Mountain: Reducing Industry Access Barriers through Inclusive Partnership and Internship Programs"

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Elevation outdoors 

Brave New Outdoors by Kassondra Cloos

"The Rockies leads the country when it comes to embracing the $887 billion dollar outdoor recreation economy, but the region is also reimagining exactly what “outdoors” means. These five big new ideas are changing everything."

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Ecodiversity 2018 top women in conservation & Environmental Justice

Founder and E.D. Elyse Rylander wins inaugural award alongside other formidable outdoor industry women such as Betty Reid Soskin and Rose Marcario. 

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Women Who Wild: 2018 Community Awards

Alongside two dozen other amazing women Elyse receives Hipcamp's Women Who Wild award. 

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OTA at winter outdoor retailer 

From the Allyship 101 panel to an Outdoor Industry Association panel on social media to a Misadventures feature the 2018 Winter Outdoor Retailer was definitely a little more queer. 

Want more? Check out our feature in SNEWS and RANGE.



The Changing Faces of the Outdoors by Teresa Baker

Q&A with our founder and Executive Director.


Modern Hiker

Trailblazers: Elyse Rylander of OUT There Adventures by Shawnté Salabert

"Statistics can seem like nothing more than a jumble of crunched numbers until considered in context, when they become something much more tangible – and sometimes sobering..."

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SNEWS Feature

"We need to stop gendering everything"

Our Executive Directors speaks to the significance of unpacking binary gender in the outdoor industry.