I love Instagram. Apart from being a fun and creative place for me to quickly share my favorite photos, I look to Instagram for my daily dose of outdoor travel stoke. While there is no shortage of amazing photographers out there, these 9 female adventurers on Instagram are some of my favorites.  These badass ladies are living life to the fullest, testing their limits, and motivating their followers to do the same. They continually inspire and remind me to seize each and every single day. Give them a follow now!


Chrissy Kay

Chrissy Kay Donaldson, otherwise known as The Gear Gal, is a musician, skier, and outdoor blogger who writes about gear that can help women achieve their outdoor dreams.

KAT CARNEY (@katcarney)

Kat Carney
Kat Carney is a professional photographer who documents her escapades in nature with her extraordinary camera skills. Looking to master a DSLR? Check out her blog where she spills some of her secrets.

DIRTBAG DARLING (@dirtbagdarling)

Dirtbag darling
Johnie Gall from Dirtbag Darling loves to surf, travel, and road trip in her sweet Sprinter van. Her blog is all about getting women outdoors in order to live happy, healthy lives.

CAROLINE GLEICH (@carolinegleich)

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Caroline Gleich is a professional skier, model, and mountain climber who will make even the most cold-adverse want to hit the snow this winter.

BROOK GAYNES (@brookegaynes)

Brooke Gaynes
Brook Gaynes is a Utah-based adventurer and beautiful mom-to-be. She is a researcher by day, and in her free time spends every waking moment exploring a new trail, climbing an epic mountain, or shredding some fresh powder.

KIERSTEN RICH (@theblondeabroad)theblondeabroad

Kiersten Rich is a world traveler and blogger who writes about fashion, food, and adventure around the globe on her blog The Blonde Abroad. She’s got a great style and a super fun Instagram feed featuring everything from ice climbing in Iceland to the culinary delights of Croatia.

ELENA PRESSPRICH (@findmeoutside)

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Elena Pressprich is a Bend-based adventurer who shares her biking, climbing, and outdoor excursions from around Oregon and beyond. She’s also got a sharp-looking new website that I’m very excited to follow.

ALEXANDRA BAACKES (@alexinwanderland)

Alex in Wanderland

Globetrotter Alex Baackes left her job in 2011 to travel full time, and she writes about it on her site Alex in Wanderland. Her Instagram is an inspiration to solo females who want to drop everything and explore their wanderlust.


Outdoor Womens Alliance

The Outdoor Women’s Alliance is a nonprofit media collective that showcases radical women conquering supercool outdoor feats all around the globe. Tag your photos #outdoorwomen to be featured in their feed.

Who are your favorite female Instagrammers? Let us know in the comments so we can give them a follow!