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Kristin Thue: Thru-Hiker and Human Rights Activist from Norway, Sharing Adventures on Her Blog 'Let’s Trek It' to Inspire Others to Undertake Their Own Wilderness Journeys.

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Kristin is a thru-hiker, climber, and human rights activist from Norway currently living in London. Despite her outdoorsy upbringing in snowy Norway, it was only in her 20s that she discovered her own adventure journey. 

After going through a very tough time at university, Kristin decided to hike the Te Araroa across New Zealand’s South Island as an existential journey to shed her depression when she was 22. 

Her thru-hiking journey has taken her across the world on trails such as the John Muir Trail, the GR11 Spain, the GR20 Corsica, and The Haute Route in Switzerland. 

She founded her blog, Let’s Trek It, to share her adventures, tips, and inspire others to undertake their own wilderness journeys. 


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Show notes

  • Who is Kristin

  • Originally from Norway but living in London now

  • Being a thru-hiker for the past 9 years

  • Growing up in Norway and spending a lot of time outdoors in the mountains

  • Discovering thru hiking

  • The struggles during her undergrad years

  • Dealing with bullying and feeling of being loneliness

  • Struggling with depression 

  • Searching for purpose

  • Being inspired by the book: Wild - By Cheryl Strayed

  • Cheryl Strayed - Tough Girl Podcast May 2, 2017

  • Knowing that the Te Araroa Trail was the key to making her life better

  • Deciding to start with a smaller trail - The West Highland Way - for her first thru0hike

  • The kindness of strangers on the trails 

  • Being 22 and ready to go

  • The reasons for deciding to hike in New Zealand

  • Concerns before thru-hiking

  • Expecting thru-hiking to make everything better 

  • Walking into her life

  • Why it’s the journey and not the destination

  • Favourite sections on the South Island, New Zealand

  • The Nelson Lakes and the Two Thumb Range

  • Feeling so happy while being on the trail 

  • The challenging days on a thru-hike

  • Struggling with a lack of sleep 

  • Thunderstorms on the GR20 (Corsica)

  • Dealing with challenging situation on a thru-hike

  • Balancing her love of hiking with her London lifestyle

  • Post trail/adventure blues and dealing with them

  • Filling your life with fun things

  • Hiking the GR11(walking across the Pyrenees, on the Spanish side) 

  • Future walks/thruhikes 

  • Heading to America to section hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

  • Trail name - “white blaze”

  • How to connect with Kristin 

  • Believing in the power of inspiration 

  • Final words of advice and wisdom for you - “ Dare to act on an idea because there is no reason why it can’t be you” 


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Facebook: @letstrekit 


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