Annelie Pompe

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Annelie Pompe
Born February 25th 1981
Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation writer, photographer, personal trainer, motivational speaker
Known for freediving world record holder, summiteer mt. Everest

Annelie Pompe (born 1981) is an adventurer and athlete from Gothenburg, Sweden. She is as a professional adventurer, motivational speaker, photographer (mainly underwater), freediving instructor, yoga instructor, writer, personal trainer and coach.

Freediving[edit]

Annelie Pompe is known for her achievements in competitive freediving. On 5 October 2010 she broke the world record in variable weight freediving, with a dive down to 126 metres.[1][2][3] She also claimed one individual silver medal and one team silver medal in the AIDA world championships.

Mountaineering[edit]

She is also a mountaineer and in May 2011 she climbed Mount Everest[4] as the first Swedish woman to summit from the north side. Despite marketing her attempt as a climb without oxygen, she did end up using bottled oxygen in order to make the summit.

In mountaineering she was also observed for her mistakenly false claim to summit Shisha Pangma in September 2009. Some mountaineers noticed inaccuracies in Pompe's initial report, which was reported second hand by her friend who ran her blog and had bad connection via satellite telephone. The blog mistakenly said they reached the "summit", while they actually reached "the north summit", some 24 meters lower than the main summit.

She has been active in other sports, winning a Swedish gold medal in fitness as well as competing in adventure racing, cross country mountainbiking and running.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anna Mattsson (6 October 2010). "Annelie Pompe är vår nya världsmästare". GT Expressen. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Francesca Koe (7 October 2010). "New World Record in Variable Weight for Annelie Pompe". Deeper Blue. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Deborah Metcalfe, Maria Lamsa, Kate Sarah Williams (12 October 2010). "Annelie Pompe World Record Variable Weight 126 Meters". Blue Eye Fx. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pompe uppe på Mount Everest". Dagens Nyheter. Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

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