".....when I picked up ice axes everything seemed to click into place..... Where rock climbs often present a certain sequence you have to master, the tools used in ice climbing allow you to go wherever you can get your axe tip to hold......you have to be patient and methodical and really focused."
"Rocks make no compromise for sex... rock climbing is not like some sports, where it is made easier for women; or sports like, say, softball, which is only baseball for soft people. On a rock, everything is equal."
"Although there are many surfers that I look up to... I believe that I gain inspiration from the people around me..."
"Through all the crazy injuries - what keeps you going?" Jess: "I think a good question would be more like what would make me stop. I don't see any reason to. I never have."
"When I am snowboarding, that feeling is what keeps the passion alive. It doesn't have to be the coolest trick in the book, you could have done a small, flat ground trick that day that felt really good because you don't usually do it and that feeling is what keeps you progressing and keeps your confidence up for when you do have to hit bigger things..."
Most Taiwanese girls think climbing is a strange thing to do, quite frankly, it's not popular. 攀岩對台灣女性來說,坦白說,很陌生.
"The first time I ever tried climbing, I knew I would do it for the rest of my life....."
My mom is really persistent and I have learned to never give up due to her. My older brother had always encouraged me to make my own decisions and become independent and my father has a great sense of humor and is very personable. I look up to the good qualities of my parents and my older brother.
"As far as respect, that is something you earn through your skating. It doesn't matter if you're a boy or a girl, beginner or a professional, as long as you are trying hard..."
"My goal is to run a marathon on every continent and see the world through the eyes of my passions. Each time I tie a running shoe or adjust a binding I am reminded that life can be everything I want it to be as long as I am not afraid to try..."
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