Bugaboo Spire NE Ridge Climb

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

-Helen Keller

Mountain Lovely is all about the adventure and living an authentic outdoor lifestyle. With a passion for the outdoors, we hope to inspire and educate other women (and adventurers alike) to get outdoors.

If the Mountain Lovely blog inspires even one person to get outdoors more often, we’ll consider that a success.

Kristan Bauer

Mountain Lovely is written and curated by Kristan Bauer. Kristan is an outdoors gal who loves to spend her time skiing, climbing and backpacking as much as possible (anything to get herself in the mountains!). Kristan often describes herself as an enthusiastic outdoorswoman who is “learning to be more extreme.”

Kristan hasn’t always been into outdoor sports… She turned to outdoor recreation after sustaining an injury during an Ironman triathlon in her 20s.

Since then, Kristan has backpacked the John Muir Trail, ice climbed in the North Cascades and skied throughout North America. Kristan is AIARE 1 avalanche certified and an experienced alpine climber and mountaineer. She’s skied most of the Cascade volcanos throughout the PNW, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, Mt. Adams, South Sister and Mt. Hood.

Living with her husband in their VW camper van is one of her favorite pastimes.

Kristan doesn’t claim to be an expert on all things outdoors but has spent countless nights under the stars and in the backcountry. She hopes to share her experiences and knowledge to inspire others to get outside through her journey of becoming an “outdoorswoman.”

By day, Kristan provides search engine optimization (SEO) consulting and training with her company CONIFR based in Bend, Oregon.

After moving back to Central Oregon, Kristan is most often found skiing, trail running, mountain biking or fly fishing around Bend.



If you’re looking to partner with Mountain Lovely, please contact us at kristan (at) mountainlovely (dot) com.

We’re selectively open to guest blogging and brand partnerships – we’re looking for the right fit and authenticity for our readers.

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Mountain Lovely is a personal blog written and edited by Kristan Bauer. Please do your own research and make your own educated decisions before pursuing any outdoor adventures. Information consumed or read on this blog is taken at your own risk and Mountain Lovely shall not be held liable.

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