A Kenyan mountaineer, creative writer and teacher, Ruth Nyakerario is an adventurer at heart, in pursuit of a deeper connection with both nature and people. This informs much of her life work, which revolves around access to education, wellness and growth opportunities for young people. She explains how her entry point into mountaineering and creative living has been part of her ‘becoming’ journey, and how venturing into the outdoors and creative expression in search of healing led to new passions and more presence in return.