Bruna is a dedicated adventure sport explorer.
Bruna has solo-climbed the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere (Aconcagua, 23,000 ft), whitewater rafted the entirety of the Grand Canyon (226 river miles), and sailed across half of the Pacific Ocean, 6,100 nautical miles!
During this podcast Bruna shares more about her early years, how she got into hiking and how her love of adventure has evolved. Bruna shares stories from hiking in the mountains and kayaking down rivers.
We also learn more about Conquer a new website to connect adventurers to new challenges!
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Getting into the outdoors at the age of 20
How going to college changed her life and discovering the world of hiking
Visiting the White Mountains in America
How she added hiking into her life
Heading off to climb Aconcagua in South America
Her reasons for wanting to climb Aconcagua
Ranked as number 4 for difficulty out of the 7 summits
Deciding to do it as a solo trip
Planning for 18 months
Dealing with the logistics of weight and gear
Deciding not to use porters
The different emotions during the challenge
Dealing with the lack of oxygen and how it affects you
Base camps and weather windows
Dealing with storms and a whiteout
Going for the summit
Dealing with the aftermath
The deadly conditions of the mountain
Making the smart choice
Going back for another go
Setting a big challenge every year
2018 Challenge - White water rafting the Grand Canyon
Applying for the lottery 2 years in advance!
Pulling a team of 8 together!
Struggling to find women to do the trip
Taking on a new sport and the challenges of breaking into the community
Founder of Conquer - “Push Your Limits”
Building resilience in tech and how it has applied to the outdoors
Website - https://brunaadventures.weebly.com
Sign up for Conquer - http://launch.conquersignup.com/early
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