DOB: Jan 3, 1984
Blood Type: V (for Viking)
Residence: USA and Norway
Years Climbing: 10
Sponsors: prAna, Stride Health, La Sportiva, Friction Labs, Nature’s Bakery, Send Climbing, Squadra Climbing Holds, Platou Molde
I’m a rock climber, author, photographer, and speaker who splits her time between Norway and Colorado. I coach a youth climbing team in Norway and am a certified yoga instructor and I spent many years in school studying alternative veterinary medicine.
In 2006, I spent most of the winter on cross country skis, walking from the southern-most point to the norther-most point of Norway. The trip was 3,900 km, took 4 months, and was entirely self supported. I hope to cross Greenland the same way one day.
In April 2012 I broke my back, both my ankles, my pelvis, and my elbow in a 15m ground fall in Turkey. You can read about it here. I was in a wheelchair for two months and had to re-learn how to walk, but through rigorous training and a lot of determination, I returned to the best shape of my life. I love climbing and what it has given me, despite it almost kiling me. My immediate goals are to keep improving, keep traveling, and continue to have more fun than anybody else at the crag!