Climbing Mountains Together: Developing Gender Parity Pathways in Mountaineering Leadership and the Role of Men

Cressida Allwood, Linda Allin

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This chapter contextualises the issue of gender parity in outdoor leadership and considers the role of men in actively advancing women in outdoor leadership contexts. We draw from research into gender and
leadership in organisations, outdoor leadership pathways, and male allyship. To this, we add our knowledge of current gender parity strategies in
mountain leadership and training in the UK. We propose that addressing
the issue of gender parity in mountain leadership can be started by building bridges across the gender divide and creating inclusive and psychologically safe spaces for conversations around gender. We provide examples of practical strategies that can be implemented in mountain leadership contexts and suggest how male allies, particularly those in positions of power,
can create meaningful change in organisational and leadership cultures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, Politics and Change in Mountaineering
Subtitle of host publicationMoving Mountains
EditorsJenny Hall, Emma Boocock, Zoe Avner
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783031299452
ISBN (Print)9783031299445, 9783031299476
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameGlobal Culture and Sport Series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2662-3404
ISSN (Electronic)2662-3412

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