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Annelie Pompe

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Annelie Pompe
After a speech in Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016
Born25 February 1981 (1981-02-25) (age 43)
Occupation(s)writer, photographer, personal trainer, motivational speaker
Known forfreediving variable weight female world record 2010, summiteer with supplemental oxygen mt. Everest

Annelie Pompe (born 1981) is an adventurer and athlete from Gothenburg, Sweden. She grew up close to the sea and has always felt at home in the ocean and attributes this as being important to her interest in free diving.[1] She is a professional adventurer, motivational speaker, photographer (mainly underwater), freediving instructor, yoga instructor, writer, personal trainer, helicopter pilot and coach. She has also written a book about her adventures.[2]


Despite considering herself a poor swimmer, Annelie Pompe is known for her achievements in competitive freediving.[2] Pompe began her journey into freediving after she received her scuba certification. Within a few years, she realized that she liked diving into the water without equipment.[1] On 5 October 2010 she broke the world record in variable weight freediving, with a dive down to 126 meters.[3][4][5] She also claimed one individual silver medal and one team silver medal in the AIDA world championships. She also holds the Swedish record for the deepest freedive without using flippers, 72 meters below the surface.[6]


Pompe has been sport climbing since she was 13 years old.[6] In May 2011, she climbed Mount Everest[7] 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. She has climbed all seven Seven Summits (including Puncak Jaya, and the last one Mount Vinson in January 2016).[8]


  1. ^ a b "Swedish Free Diver Annelie Pompe on What She Loves About Oxygen Deprivation (Interview)". Adventure. 2010-11-11. Archived from the original on January 29, 2023. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b Samuelsson, Jonas (8 March 2016). "Annelie Pompe: Freediving Legend and Explorer". padi.com. Padi.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.[self-published]
  6. ^ a b "Annelie Pompe | Team Bergans | Bergans.com". Team Bergans. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Pompe uppe på Mount Everest". Dagens Nyheter. Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  8. ^ Summit of Antarctica! Mt. Vinson and my 7'th the 7summits. (Facebook, published 22 January 2016)

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