Dani Reyes-Acosta is a Latina-AAPI athlete and storyteller rewriting the narrative of how we find the limits of our possible—how we build community with others on this planet.
Dani Reyes-Acosta is a mountain athlete and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside and how we build community with others on this planet.
Originally from Southern California, she has traveled through Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Andorra, Canada, and the USA building her mountain craft since 2014, when she graduated from corporate life with a one-way ticket to South America.
A splitboarder, rock climber, mountain runner, and waterwoman, she has been featured in the Washington Post, She Explores, Women on the Road, the Los Angeles Times, and regional publications throughout the American West.
Currently partnered with Protect Our Winters, Salomon, Suunto, Trail Butter, and Anon Optics, she aspires to reframe how we build community with others on this planet.
Her vision is to inspire individual action and collective communion through self-care and self-determination found in the outdoors.
As a mountain athlete, she searches for peaks, descents, and stories that tell the story of Mother Earth’s most impacted places.
Dani has built her mountain craft through splitboarding, traditional climbing, mountain running, and surf 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.
Dani believes that we are as much of the Earth as we are on the earth, and dedicates both her work and volunteer time to social innovation, positive change, and a just transition.
Dani is a Spanish bilingual narrative strategist and public speaker exploring how heritage and adversity inform individual and community identity.
Offerings include film, social media, creative direction, and strategic advising.