You can keep your Victoria’s Secret super models and your sexy movie starlets because outdoor hotties are where it’s at! Not only are these gals beautiful, graceful, and smart; but they’re also athletic, daring, determined, and push physical limits that most of us didn’t even know existed. Though there are many wilderness women, snow bunnies, and climbing cuties to choose from, I narrowed it down to the 5 hottest and most badass women out there.
This lean, mean, pint-sized climbing machine free-solos 900+ foot rock faces and then base jumps off the top. As someone who has actually seen her climb in person (She occasionally drops into my climbing gym…I’m sort of a big deal) her elegance and skill can be seen in every move that she attempts.
Some women climb mountains but Niki Gudex prefers to take her mountains one downhill, wheel spinning, run at a time. This mountain and cross country biker is also a professional model and graphic designer.
This snow bunny is so hot, we’re surprised the powder doesn’t melt as she makes her kickass runs. Not only has she won the World Cup in alpine skiing 6 times in a row, she’s also won the World Cup in all 5 ski disciplines; a feat only accomplished by 5 other women. As for her personal life, she’s rumored to be Tiger Woods new lady. Growl!
This Olympic cycling beauty has won numerous races, including the 2010 Pan American classic for road racing. She’s also one smart cookie, holding a B.S. in Health and Human Performance from Roanoke College.
This gal climbs stuff your hot climber boyfriend only dreams of and dates Chris Sharma. She also lives in Spain and speaks the Spanish beautifully. Her dazzling smile and graceful climbing will melt men’s hearts and inspire young girls to climb on!
Though I’m tempted to add a #6 for myself, I think I’ll wait until Cliff Bar offers me an endorsement and Chris Sharma or Tiger come knockin’ at my door. Hey, a girl can dream.