Annelie Pompe blogg

As usual when travelling with my best friend Akim, I have no idea what’s waiting. Being with him is always an adventure. First I thought we were going to train in...

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 have never been a fan of new year celebration. I think it’s slightly overestimated and usually too full of expectations like “next year I will start a new better life”,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

I love that special second; the fragile moment where I break the surface of the sea. My body leaves the small boat and the air. I slide into the water to...

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...

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

Our days are filled with small desicions, seemingly big decisions, doors to open, roads to follow. I wonder how many of them are conscious, and what are our decisions based on?  I...

If I didn’t know better, I’d take it personally. For the two months I’ve been here it’s never been as windy as during the record attempt days. Today one rope to...

One look at the waves was really enough. The wind pulled at our clothes, but we stayed. Just looking at the sea in silence. As if the watching of the waves...