There is something about the warm air against the skin. One of the yoga-students got laughed at when she said ‘I can feel my body!’ A guy replied ‘Did you have to go to Nicaragua to feel your body?’ It might be the warm air against the skin. Or everything else that is so good about this place, the people and new friends, the yoga and the surf. I might have gotten… Läs mer

This blog post is the result of a question I got after a presentation at IKEA. I’m in the end of a half-crazy motivational speaking race. For several weeks I have planted daily seeds of adventure, inspiration and new ideas in minds all over Sweden. Sometimes our sessions end with question and answer sessions. I happily listen to new and interesting questions. Yesterday a man said he’d really like to challenge himself,… Läs mer

It’s part of the Swedish heritage to do your duty and ‘work hard’.  Maybe it’s also part of our western culture. We should be busy and stressed. And happy. And good looking. And trying saving the world. With everything that should be done, we need to keep busy. It seems somewhat trendy to answer the ‘how are you-question’ with a sigh and ‘Oh, I’m so busy’. Busyness today might look like a symbol of achievement and… Läs mer

2 1/2 day without speaking . Amongst other exercises all of 60 persons were sitting together through a 3-course dinner in silence. The only sound heard was the cutlery against the porcelain and it’s never been that loud before. The food has so much more taste when you notice that you are eating and focus on the flavour. When you become quiet, you will hear much more. Not only sounds on the outside,… Läs mer

Life had a heavy theme the last days. Getting back to Sweden was getting back to sorrow and sadness for the passing of my grandmother. She was 95 years strong, but slowly fading away. As it was a constant dark curtain in the back of my mind since a few weeks, it was at it’s heaviest during yesterday’s funeral. When a coffin is out in the open and we are asked to… Läs mer

We both noticed the difference. It was easier to breathe and we had another sense of calm. The wonderful simplicity of island life goes deeper than just a visit. The closer to nature, the bigger the sense of peace. Living in a treehouse, feeling the wind through the gaps in the wood and hearing the ocean below was the ultimate mix of elements. A photo of the tree house suddenly showed up in… Läs mer

As I finished my first real book last year it is as if I ran out of words to write. The hours and minutes of writing every day have been spent on answering e-mails. The flow of e-mails sometimes seems endless! But it’s not just spending time writing e-mails, it’s life passing. I like to think that every hour of life matters. Allowing hours and days just passing without meaning seems like… Läs mer

WWF, Universeum och Annelie Pompe inbjuder till en föreläsning 22/11 kl 18:30 om hur man hittar mod, motivation och tänker starkare tankar. Följ med på ett spännande äventyr med djupa hav och höga berg. Alla intäkter går till WWF’s insamling för att rädda haven. Du väljer själv vilket biljettpris du vill skänka till havet. Biljetter köps via pompephotography.tictail.com

‘In the mountains you have to be hard, in the ocean you have to be soft’ – one of the top freedivers in the world told me once in broken Russian accent. I don’t agree. You have to be flexible in both places to survive. The mountains can make you hard, if you don’t watch out. They can also make you stronger. They can prove to you that you are so much… Läs mer

One photo was enough. I had to climb that mountain. It’s as if the mountain was speaking to me.  it’s happened before. Everest called me when I was just 10 years old. I had to climb Everest. It was a dream. And dreams keep popping up. Last time a peak called me was in early february when the ‘sharkfin’ in Patagonia just had to be climbed. It was an amazing adventure. Last… Läs mer

Hälsopsykologi från Harvard möter mental styrka från Mount Everest! MODIG & MINDFUL – Unikt RETREAT I TYSTNAD vid hälsokällan i Bergslagen. 23-25 september 2016 Träffa Annelie Pompe – kvinnan som bestigit världens 7 högsta toppar och har en Världsmästartitel i fridykning. Hon är en av sveriges främsta äventyrare med vana att guida såväl den inre som den yttre resan i extrema miljöer. Möt också Cecilia Duberg, psykolog och mental tränare som coachar ledare och… Läs mer

Me and one of my favourite ex-boyfriends had a saying: less than 3 activities in one day and we call it a ‘rest-day’. This weekend was all but a rest day. During the saturday I was part of a new concept in a freshly restored ocean-hotel and conference which is now also a spa! Tanumstrand. It’s situated right on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world; the Swedish west coast…. Läs mer

When I heard he reached the summit I was so certain of that he was strong enough to he’d get down again. As if the alternative didn’t even exist. Even though 80% of the accidents happen on the way down. I know he really really wanted to reach the summit. It was his 4’th try (?) though some report says 5. In the midst of sadness I’m happy he finally got to see… Läs mer

Jag minns det som en enda stor lekplats. Spännande och allvarligt på samma gång. En fartygsflotta, och en ubåt! Mest ville jag klättra omkring och utforska. Så inte mycket av den biten har förändrats sedan jag var barn! Numera är jag ambassadör för Maritiman i göteborgs hamn :-) De har sedan ett tag haft en maskot som heter ‘virvelina’. Hon älskar äventyr, bryr sig om miljön och bor på en båt. Hon… Läs mer

Att göra nya saker är alltid ett äventyr. Sista helgen i maj blir det workshop-race! halva fredag och lördag på västkusten i natursköna Tanumstrand blir det vattenäventyr och möjlighet att testa kajakpaddling, sup och fridykning i vackraste bohuslän. söndag 29’e maj blir det inre äventyr där man kan lära sig Yin yoga och att andas på ett bättre sätt i Stockholm tillsammans med mig och Sofie Ringsten. Mer info nedan! 27-29’e maj:… Läs mer

text in english below the photos Jag har försökt döda en fisk. Det var i Bahamas när jag fridök med harpunfiskare. Jag hade en kamera, de hade vapen. Under en middag med dem smakade jag på en liten del av den fisk som de hade dödat, efter att ha varit vegetarian i 10 år. Jag tror att harpunfiske är den bästa formen av hållbart fiske så länge de inte fiskar ut reven…. Läs mer

He was on the summit of Everest one day after me. 21’st of may he paraglided from the summit down to earth, landing by a really rough river which he river kayaked all the way to the ocean together with a friend. You might expect him to be a big, tough macho man. But he’s a small Nepali guy with a huge smile and a big heart. I remember hearing about him… Läs mer

It’s all about people. Knowing more than half the people in the group, I knew it would be a good one. I know that people affect each other. If they are all mostly optimistic with a flexible mindset, it will be a great group dynamic. If they have a great inspiring leader it gets even better. That leader is my great friend Chhiring Dorje Sherpa. He was the guide. I was the… Läs mer

Jag är i skrivande stund i bergen i Nepal. En av skaparna bad mig skriva en tidsinställd blänkare innan jag försvann från internets gränser. Filmen har nämligen premiär i Sverige! 12, 13, 14 april. Kolla här för städer, tider, filmer och biljetter. Två dokumentärfilmare förföljde mig under många år och filmade allt från världsrekord i fridykning, halvvägs upp på Everest och efteråt. Här är trailern: <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/138063619″>Trailer &quot;Kvinnan som ville bli h&ouml;gst och… Läs mer

I’m home. That’s what it feels like landing in Kathmandu, amongst the mountains. I’m not much of a city person, but I like Kathmandu for a few days. And I love the Himalaya. I’m so grateful to be able to share this with guiding a group of 8 swedes, and we’re here to do good on this charity expedition into the Rolwaling valley. I’m super happy to again meet and work with… Läs mer