During a journey to Nepal and the Himalayas, she first began to dream about climbing the world’s highest mountain herself. And – following four years of preparation – she accomplished the feat of becoming the first Swedish and Czech woman to reach the summit.
In 2005. Renata boarded her sea kayak at the quay in Lake Union in central Seattle. This was the beginning of an almost unbelievable adventure, circumnavigating the coast of the USA in 439 days, mostly in her kayak. The day on which she completed her journey, 15 September, has since been designated as ”Renata Chlumska Day” in Seattle.
For Renata, the thrills of adventure surpass the extreme efforts during her expeditions. The preparation process is a vital part of each new challenge: planning, financing, training, and getting the right equipment and teams together.
After each successful challenge, she focuses on the evaluation, documentation and use of her experiences to inspire others, not least as a very popular lecturer and speaker for companies and organizations, as well as schools, clubs and associations.
To Renata, a challenge does no have to be about climbing mountains or journeying into space. Adventure is always waiting around the corner, if you can recognise and accept it.
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Who is Renata
Her dreams as a little girl
Liking the outdoors and nature
Her first solo adventure
Being involved in a Swedish Mt Everest Expedition in 1996 as part of the film team
Spending the Spring Season in 1996 at Everest Base Camp
Wanting to go higher and to see more
Not being able to resist the mountains
Female role models in mountaineering
Starting climbing in 1995
Learning new skills
Cycling from Nepal to Sweden
Getting to know someone while you travel
Cycling in India, Pakistan, China, Russia & Finland
Cycling without tech and being off the grid
No news is good news!
Turning her passion for adventure into a career
Becoming a professional adventurer
Climbing Mt Everest at 25 years old
Why climbing Mt. Everest was just the start
Circumnavigation of the lover 48 states
Doing the challenge solo
Losing the love of her life
Having something to look forward to
Having a reason to get out of bed in the morning
Figuring out the logistics of the challenge
Kayaking down the Pacific Coast
Advice for those going through a tough situation
Putting her focus on safety
What’s going through her head
Future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic
Paying for the ticket
Future dreams and goals
What would you like to do?
Starting to learn how to sail
Having children and how it’s impacted on her career
Climbing 6 of the 7 summits in 5 months
Getting back into climbing again
Don’t compare when it comes to adventures
Final words of advice and why you should believe in yourself
Write down your dreams and break them down into smaller and more manageable pieces
Website - http://renata.nu/english/
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