Posted on: February 8, 2012
Born in a small ski village in the Swiss Alps, Caroline was introduced to climbing by her parents at a young age. Despite graduating with a law degree and speaking four languages, Caroline decided to pursue climbing professionally. She competed for three years in the ice climbing world cup and has worked as a sponsored athlete since 2000. Some of her accomplishments include: first ascents of difficult ice and mixed routes in the Canadian Rockies, ascents of El Cap, Half Dome, the north face of the Eiger, Grandes Jorasses, the Matterhorn, the Freney Pillar on Mont Blanc, first ascents rock climbing in Ethiopia and first ice climbing ascents in Iceland. Caroline has worked for a variety of guide services including: Utah Moutain Adventures, Exum Mountain Guides, Alpine Ascents International, Chicks with Picks, Atypeak, Mountain Tracks and ISM. Outside of guiding, Caroline works as a freelance writer, yoga instructor, social media consultant and translator. Caroline is an IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide.