Elite female athletes balance climbing huge mountains, raising tiny humans

Brittany Aae looks for a handhold as her daughter, Rumi, plays during Mom’s workout. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Elite climber Brittany Aae looks for a handhold as her daughter, Rumi, plays during Mom's workout. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

Alpine climbing and endurance sports require extra intensity, effort and commitment for mothers.