My name is Rose, and I live on the edge of the White Mountains in New Hampshire with my husband, Chris. For the past 16 years I have focused my athletic interests on sport climbing. Most of my lifestyle centers around plant-based cooking, our little pup and climbing. Professionally I have worked in higher education for the last decade. In 2016 I was honored to receive Access Fund's Sharp End Award for contributions I made to my local climbing community. I have also been fortunate to be on the national Evolv climbing team since 2004. For 16 years I was vegetarian, and have been vegan for the last five. So 21 years meat free-almost half my lifespan! My goal is to impart some wisdom from my journey. I hope you will find reflections on my lifestyle and experience useful.