Magretha “Mo” Palepale
Founder: Adventure Some Women, Producer: “Ask Natalie” program, Adventurer, Camper, Hiker.
Magretha “Mo” Palepale was born in the Philippines. Her family were relocated to Kodiak Island, AK after her father’s tenure on the Alaska Pipeline was terminated.
Growing up in a small fishing village afforded her childhood to be an adventure wonderland. However, growing up and becoming more inundated with the daily grind of life, she lost her adventurous nature and found herself at an obese weight for her height in her late 20’s. She missed being outdoors and exploring, but felt she didn’t belong in the outdoors community due to her size.
After struggling with diet and exercise for years, she finally committed and lost 100lbs in her mid-30’s. She picked up snowboarding, mountain biking and anything else that was human powered and “reclaimed herself”.
Magretha understands what it feels like to not feel accepted, to be scared to try something new, and how easy it is to give in to negativity.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner, there’s a place for you in this community to inspire and be inspired. We are a network of adventurous women for adventuring women!
Magretha’s also has a personal website https://thecluelesswandererblog.com/ where she shares some great personal perspectives of her relationship with the outdoors.
You should also visit the Adventure Some Women website https://www.adventuresomewomen.com/
You can also get more involved through Adventure Some Women’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/adventuresomewomen/
To check out more about “Ask Natalie” have a look at:
The original very cool written column here: https://www.adventuresomewomen.com/ask-nat
The view episodes from the Ask Natalie video program, go directly to the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7YnoEjYBagGvHiJHBOkH03Bp-hqePvJy
The “Ask Natalie” Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/AskNatalieColumn/
And to ask your own question or discuss any issues you may want on the outdoors you can email: AskNatalieColumn@gmail.com