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UnEarth the power within

Dani Reyes-Acosta is an athlete, advocate, and artist redefining the narrative of who plays outside and how we build community with others on this planet.

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In Short

The Story

Dani Reyes-Acosta is a professional adventure athlete, advocate, and artist who combines her deep love for all alpine adventures with an Earth-first, inclusivity-informed approach to storytelling.

A splitboarder, rock climber, trail runner, volunteer adaptive ski instructor, and waterwoman, she has been featured in the Washington Post, Women on the Road, the Los Angeles Times, and regional publications throughout the American West. Brands like Osprey, Vail Resorts, and Sport Obermeyer have featured her work as a writer and storyteller.

Sponsored by Outdoor Research and Weston Backcountry, Reyes-Acosta imagines a better world, one in which we all play outside and honor the land upon which we walk. 

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I want to find the limits of my possible—whether in the mountains, my creative work, or in my professional life—and travel into the higher reaches of the world that vests me with this power.
 
To grow as individuals, communities, and a society, I think we need to embrace discomfort. This is how we evolve.

- Dani Reyes-Acosta

In Short

Expertise

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Splitboarder

Dani has built her mountain craft through splitboarding, traditional climbing, and mountain running missions on trips through Andorra, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and the USA.

She credits her parents for the work ethic, mindset, and boundless energy that puts her here today.

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advocate

Dani believes that we are as much of the Earth as we are on the earth, and dedicates her work and volunteer time to social innovation, positive change, and a just transition.

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artist

Dani is a writer, speaker, and creative exploring how heritage and adversity inform individual and community identity. 

Story formats range from personal essays, poetry, and creative writing to multisource reportage, interviews, and documentary content.

Sponsors and Community Partners

Affiliations

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Organizations Aligning with my values

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