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March 9, 2023 27 mins

Welcome to Season 2/Episode 2 of Smart As A Cookie: The Podcast, presented by USA Girl Scouts Overseas in partnership with Pop Singer/Songwriter Kristina Lachaga!

We're 'Climbing with Courage' with 6x World Champion Rock Climber Charlotte Durif! Learn how to overcome obstacles, travel the world creatively, and get up and stretch and climb with us so you can prepare to take on any challenge (watch the video version on Spotify & YouTube!).

Pro Climber Charlotte Durif is from the Burgundy Region in France and has been living in Salt Lake City UT for the last 3 years. Charlotte started climbing with alpinism in the mountains with her brother and her father in the Alps, on multipitch routes with sometimes a bivouac on a glacier. Then, when she was 9 years old, she discovered indoor climbing, and stopped gymnastics. 

In competition, Charlotte has won 6 World Championships and 17 National Championships (including one in the US!). She was the second woman in history to climb a 9a (5.14d), and has climbed more than 680 routes/boulders 8a (5.13b) and up.

2 of the most exciting climbing adventures that she has recently completed are a 2 years World Tour that she did with my boyfriend (now husband) and that they called A World Less Traveled. It was the best time ever, with travels to 13 destinations over 5 continents with their life in their bags.

In 2021, she had the chance to go to the Olympics where Sport Climbing was represented for the first time ever!! She was not there as an athlete because she had retired a few years ago, but as the commentator for French National TV during the Sport Climbing Event, and as an Experience provider for Airbnb, which was very fun!

(P.S. Did we mention that Charlotte is also a World Traveler, Engineer & Scientist?! Yes, she's that cool).

Make sure you follow Charlotte on Instagram and Facebook and check out her adventures & amazing work on her Website and Cold House Media (her Climbing & Adventure Production Studio!) and their A World Less Traveled travel series!

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Host: @KristinaLachaga

Website: www.USAGSO.org, www.KristinaLachaga.com

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