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Christine's Open Road

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    Atlanta Team


    Seattle, WA


Mountain Madness

“Don't be afraid to take risks, [if you do] you're closing doors that way.”


Action Sports Entrepreneurship


Goals Passion Planning Risk


Being Physically Active


climbing, criticism, engineering, feedback, mountain


  • Used to be an engineer; quit three times before she finally said, "I can't do this anymore."
  • After climbing her first wall, she started spending every second of her free time at climbing walls, going on climbing trips.
  • Liked that in climbing, you always set a goal, then you figure out the best moves you can make to get you there.
  • After climbing an 8,000 foot peak in Pakistan and summiting, she knew she wanted to devote her life to climbing.
  • Bought an indebted expedition business; said like climbing a mountain, they were starting at the base, had to build it up.
  • Says she's faced sexism; sometimes guys "have issues" with a woman leading them, boyfriends got jealous she was better than them.
  • Hopes to keep improving her climbing, the way she runs her business, and the way she treats people until the day she dies.
  • Says the best part about climbing is the sense of accomplishment at the end, but also the views on the way up.

Producer's Note: Christine tragically passed away in 2006 while attempting to climb a mountain in the Sichuan Province of China.

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