Meet the Artist: Alyse Dietel


BACKPACKER and Merrell teamed up with eight artists to encourage others by sharing what the path means to them, by means of their very own distinctive imaginative and prescient and design. “Meet the Artist” shares the tales of every finalist and the way artwork is an integral a part of how they expertise the outside. To see the gallery and vote in your favourite design, click on right here. Along with receiving a money prize, the profitable artist’s design will probably be printed on a t-shirt benefitting the conservation alliance and Merrell will donate to an out of doors non-profit of the winner’s selection.

Right here is Alyse Dietel’s story as instructed to Kassondra Cloos.

I grew up outdoors, in San Jose, California. My mother and father are each tremendous outdoorsy and so we went mountaineering and tenting on a regular basis. They introduced me to the highest of Half Dome in Yosemite after I was simply 7 months previous, and I began climbing after I was 7. Earlier than that, I used to be at all times climbing bushes. My mother and father determined they’d be extra snug if I climbed whereas hooked up to a rope. Climbing has taken me to so many wild locations that few get the possibility to expertise, and I exploit my artwork to attempt to convey the sense of awe and marvel I really feel after I’m experiencing a brand new panorama.


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