The strategy of mountaineering appealed to Paige Emerson of Old City lengthy ahead of she gave it a check out this earlier spring. Initially, the 25-12 months-outdated graduate student thought she necessary to be in greater condition in advance of pursuing the exercise. Now she is aware that is not accurate, and she’s sharing her adventures and standpoint on Instagram: @chubbyhikerreviews.

Even though the social media page is just a couple months aged, it has presently gained an enthusiastic next and encouraged numerous novice hikers to strike the trails.

“My intention was just to present individuals that no make a difference what dimension you are, you can hike,” Emerson reported. “I would not take into account myself in condition, you know, and mountaineering can be really difficult when you’re chubby, but there are still trails out there that are great for that system sort.”