Photographer: Suzanne Stroeer
Location: Aconcagua, Argentina
Sunny is a free spirit and adventurer. Formerly a hard-charging strategy consultant, she turned her back on material possessions and career shortly after turning 30 in order to live in an Astrovan so she could run and climb full-time instead.
Sunny’s overarching passion is to be active and push her limits in the side- and backcountry, spanning a multitude of sports from big-wall climbs over multi-day paddling trips to 100 milers and everything in between. Her specialty is the high altitude endurance realm; she holds speed records on Aconcagua and on the Annapurna Circuit and has excelled on high trails in the Colorado Rockies.
As a storyteller, Sunny draws on her experiences and adventures as a professional mountain athlete to connect with her audience through captivating visuals and engaging presentations – focusing on topics such as transformation, goal setting, perseverance, female empowerment and systematic decision-making in high risk environments.
Sunny is a photographer for Aurora Photos whose images have appeared (among others) in National Geographic, Trailrunner Magazine, Outside Online, Forbes, and print ads for brands like adidas Outdoor and Metolius Climbing.