I am a Canadian living in Germany on the French border with my Swiss husband. Career wise, I am a hydrogeologist. In university (long ago), I was a varsity cross country runner, cross country skier and sport climber, so endurance and altitude was never something I really ever focussed on. And from flatland Canada (northern ontario), mountains were not a big part of my life until recently. 20 years later after a long pause and 2 kids, my husband and I started eyeing the Alps and aiming for easy treks/peaks. I have definitely noticed that my endurance going up needs a lot of work and that’s basically why I am here.
My goals are not very lofty at the moment, since I am really new to alpine sports, we would like to do at least one 4000 m in the alps this spring and see how that goes. Another goal is a multi-day cross country ski trip in the Black Forest (where we live). I am also interested in mountain running (i.e. Rosenlaui to Dossen) but one step at a time – I still need to build a lot more volume before I can even think about it.
Aside from that, i also love swimming, am on my local senior swim team and obsessively play tennis between everything else. When covid hit in Spring of 2020 and life pretty much halted in Europe, I started to really reflect on what made me the happiest – mountains, water and forest. So here I am!