Annelie Pompe blogg

I’m rarely nervous when I’m about to freedive. But suddenly my belly was full of butterflies. I was about to step into a tiny typical philippino boat without a engine that...

On my last flight home I sat next to a Canadian. (Damn nice nationality, those Canadians! :) At first he looked like a reserved Swede so I thought I’d sleep through...

I love travelling. And I think travelling loves me to. My love for travelling is unconditional. It doesn’t matter what it puts me through. I can do however many flights with...

If you ask me how I am I will usually answer that I’m ok, even if I’m not. Why? I don’t believe in complaining. I think complaining is a negative waste...

You have to dive deep. There’s no other way to get that smile on your face. What’s deep? it’s up to you. Whatever you think is deep will make you smile...

It’s what most people would call a culture shock. 24 hours ago I was a hippie, walking underneath a hot sun on a dirty road following some goats, avoiding to step...

One thought is sometimes all it takes. One thought can change everything. I heard one of those thoughts a few days ago again during training. I was freediving down towards the...

One of my best teachers in life is this sport. It’s harsh, putting the truth right in my face.  Every dive is a small adventure. There’s nowhere to hide. If you...

It’s something about the look in their eyes. I think you might know what it looks like. It’s deep, full of energy and drive. But it’s also confident, secure and brave....

Everest. No matter where I am at this time of the year, my thoughts are always going to Everest. It’s climbing season. It’s as if I’m climbing Everest all over again...

It was one of the last dives in Dahab. I closed my eyes as I left the surface behind. Somehow it made the water more soft against my face. I heard...

No experience like this can be explained as it deserves. Being there with the camera in my hand I tried to be aware of all that was going on without the...

I suddenly did things I’ve never done before. Things that frightened me. I know some of my fears might seem insignificant in comparison to what they did, but I’ve had my...

…That’s how she put it, my friend and fellow ocean lover, Hanli Prinsloo. I couldn’t wait to share the kitchen of the sharks together with some of my best friends. That’s...

My heart beats for all it’s worth. My chest is burning with fiery lactic acid. The sound of my breath is loud in the surrounding silence. I’m not thinking, I’m just...

Today I begged him with my hands in prayer and almost on my knees. I even said “Please”. The sea was shimmering, and I could hear it calling for me. My...

A Small plane. A few people with kind eyes. I had a good feeling already on the flight in. We flew in the soft darkness of night. From the airplane the...

Reblog: My father travels in work even more than I do. Last year he found this little text in a Malaysian paper. He found it similar to my philosophies of life...

Made a small film with tips on how to successfully climb/hike Aconcagua: