A little something about me.
I started hiking when I was young with my father. The most important advice he gave me is never to rush and always keep the strength to do the same route twice in case something happens.
I attended a school for techniques in using winter equipment in the mountains and rock climbing.
After that, I spent almost every weekend in the mountains or rock climbing.
I started working in Outdoors activities and got my mountaineering degree. It was when I got involved in mountain guiding with initiation to hiking skills and mountain gear handling.
My mountaineering curriculum was a field I was always fond of: extreme cold and mountain survivalism. I can’t say it was most of my friends’ cup of tea :).
Combining mountains with rock climbing made it evident that I should get involved in rescuing. But rescue is primarily a men’s “discipline,” and my colleagues were making fun of me (imagine the little blond girl I was!) until I passed the test of belaying an unconscious 160 lbs man.
But my knowledge of the mountains was better used in searching than rescuing (even if Search and Rescue go in pairs). So my mission was tracking lost and injured hikers where I could use my Red Cross – Samaritans, Rescuers, and Lifeguards knowledge and expertise.
Nowadays, I mostly enjoy climbing and hiking with friends.
I have been in the mountains almost all my life.
I love the chilly, snowy winter and the quietness in the white surroundings.
I love spring and its colorful scenery. I enjoy the summer and fall.
Every season is so different, but the feeling of happiness and calmness of the soul is what I gain from the mountains.
Rock climbing is a feeling of freedom. Climbing up is like testing my boulders and overcoming them.
When I climb, I have the feeling that I am flying! My feet don’t touch the ground, but I am still standing.
What else can I say? I am just a mountain girl. Oh, and I’m also vegan!
I followed a new path in my life when I was contacted by my previous employer in extreme outdoor activities, and he convinced me to pass my rafting guide degree. It was a strenuous program, and I had to gain weight and strength to pass the exam.
Now I’m a certified raft guide, and it’s so much fun.
I’ll share some whitewater stories as I move along.
Why trust me?
Over all these years, I’ve been using countless gear equipment, which allowed me to know the most adapted and suitable for all my outdoor activities.
Should I choose this model?
What does it offer more than this one?
What is its quality-price ratio?
So many questions we naturally ask ourselves when we are overwhelmed with choices!
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