After a speech in Göteborg, Sweden, 2016
|Born||February 25th 1981
|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.
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. She also claimed one individual silver medal and one team silver medal in the AIDA world championships.
She is also a mountaineer and in May 2011 she climbed Mount Everest 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 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 said they reached the "summit", while they actually reached "the north summit", some 24 meters lower than the main summit. She has also climbed all seven Seven Summits (including Puncak Jaya, and the last one Mount Vinson in January 2016).
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Pompe uppe på Mount Everest". Dagens Nyheter. Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- Summit of Antarctica! Mt. Vinson and my 7'th the 7summits. (Facebook, published 22 January 2016)
- Annelie Pompe’s personal website
- National Geographic interview with Annelie Pompe on freediving, by Mary Anne Potts, posted 11 November 2010
- Underwater photographs by Annelie Pompe
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