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Looking for Something to do on New Years?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Looking for something to do on New Years this year? Check out this week-long retreat in Joshua Tree, California from Earth Play Retreats with PMI Vertical Specialist, Heidi Wirtz! @hwirtz

EarthPlay Retreats – New Years 2015 Joshua Tree Retreat

Center and ground yourself with daily yoga practice, mindful AcroYoga and exploring movement over rocks….

Heidi Wirtz – How to Uncoil a New Rope

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Check out PMI Vertical Specialist, Heidi Wirtz, as she demonstrates how to prepare your brand new PMI rope for use! Heidi Wirtz is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers. Heidi currently lives in Boulder, CO., and in addition to her philanthropic work, she has also been featured in numerous outdoor publications and has appeared in several climbing films. Heidi is also the owner of Earth Play Retreats. @earthplayr @hwirtz

Climbing/Yoga Retreat by Earth Play Retreats

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Check out this Climbing and Yogo Retreat by Earth Play Retreats in Indian Creek, Utah! Two options are available: Co-Ed Retreat April 18-20 or All Women’s Retreat April 23-25. PMI Vertical Specialist Heidi Wirtz will be there along with many others! Get more info or to register online at – http://ow.ly/tm5kk

EarthPlay Retreats – Retreat Schedule

EarthPlay RetreatsEarth Play Retreats are designed as a soul cleansing journey, to bring people out into nature, to unplug from our everyday lives…

Introducing Heidi Wirtz! – PMI’s newest Vertical Specialist with a focus on Sport Climbing

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

With over 35 years of technical excellence in rope manufacturing and actively participating in research, testing, and standards relating to climbing equipment, no other company knows ropes and gear better than PMI.

PMI’s Vertical Specialist program is designed to allow the experienced specialist to become involved with PMI in developing new and improved gear through field testing products and providing feedback to product development.

Heidi Wirtz is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers. She has been climbing for over twenty years, letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to places such as Nepal, Morocco, Jordan, Siberia, Tasmania, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Pakistan, South America, Canada etc. Heidi has pioneered new routes up unclimbed big walls and mountains and pushed the limits of female exploration. She is known in the United States as Heidi Almighty for her bold and technical climbing as well as speed ascents in Yosemite Valley. Heidi is also known for her philanthropic work and her passion for yoga. She is co-founder of Girls Education International, an organization that helps bring education to women and girls in underserved areas throughout the world. Heidi inspires and empowers people from all walks of life to find deeper awareness and follow their dreams.

Some of Heidi’s notable first ascents include: Bad Hair Day IV 5.12a in the Bugaboos; Qui Lombo IV 5.11+ A1 on San Rafael in Patagonia; Pufigu IV 5.12b in the Sayan Mountains in Siberia; and Dar al salam IV 13a in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

Some of Heidi’s notable hardest climbs include: The Wasp in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, I 5.13a (trad); Milk Bone at the Flatirons in Boulder, CO, I 5.13- (sport); Gold Dog Special (FFA Team) Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO, V 5.13a; and Fish Crack in Yosemite Valley, CA, 5.12b, onsight.

Born in Sacramento, CA, Heidi currently lives in Boulder, CO. In addition to her philanthropic work, Heidi has also been featured in numerous outdoor publications and has appeared in several climbing films.

PMI welcomes Heidi as our newest Vertical Specialist!

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