Growing up in a small valley surrounded by high peaks with a father working as an IFMGA mountain guide, she was lucky to get a taste of mountaineering from a very early age. For Thea, time spent trad climbing, ski touring, ridge scrambling, ice climbing, glacier travel and running in the mountains is a way of life.
When she was 17, Thea started working as a guide on a glacier located 40 minutes from home. Since then she has worked as a ski and climbing guide alongside her studies at the University of Tromsø. Today, Thea is a certified guide through the Norwegian NF system (Norsk Fjellsportforum), but the goal is to follow in her father’s footsteps, becoming an IFMGA certified mountain guide.
What she loves most about taking people into the mountains is the look on their face when they achieve something that they never thought would be possible.