Casablanca…the city of my unforgettable childhood.
I grew up in this metropolis of more than 7 Million inhabitants. It’s the vibrating heart of Morocco. Growing up there made me dream Big. I was not really a calm child. I didn’t stick to the common social rules foreseeing a girl to play with dolls and help in the kitchen. This drove especially my mother mad. I loved climbing trees, riding my bike like crazy, making wood fire. As soon as the weather started to become warm, I setup a tent in our house garden and that became my home for most of the time. So I was pretty much outdoor oriented already as a kid. I loved learning languages, reading about new cultures, new countries. So I moved to Germany after High school to study Business Administration and International Relations. This time thought me to be independent and gutsy. After graduation I settled in the south part of Germany called Bavaria. It is where, I felt in love with alpine climbing. Initially, I was content hiking through picturesque Bavarian villages, but I soon sought a bigger challenge. The Seven Summits Project was born.
7 Summits in one Year
For the 7 summits in general I was inspired by follow climbers who summited peaks like Kilimanjaro.
Normally it takes several years to finish the challenge. But I decided to push it to the limit, train my physical but especially my mental strength and discover new capacities in myself. It was tough. Still I have to say, that this was not a decision overnight because of many factors: Physical condition, preparation, time…Not to mention all the risks related to this challenge…like high altitude, risk of injuries…etc. and of course the Financials. So, it took many years to get all prerequisites before starting this journey in May 2018. It’s when I headed to Alaska to start my first Challenge “Denali”. End of May 2019 I came back from the last expedition, Everest, after having finished successfully this incredible project.
It was a very tough journey, physically but more mentally. I had to function a whole year long. The breaks between the summits were short. I trained my body and my mind to recover and rest in such a short time, that I was able to go from an expedition the other without a break. I tackled for instance Aconcagua immediately after Vinson. Scroll below to get more insights into my Seven Summits Journey.
- May 2018
- August 2018
- September 2018
- December 2018
- January 2019
- February 2019
- May 2019