Next up in our ambassador spotlight series is Lucie Sinsabaugh. April is her birthday month, so be sure to wish her a happy belated birthday!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do when you’re not hiking?
I am originally from Prague. I have moved around the world a lot, lived in London and Barcelona, in Sydney, Australia, and all around the USA. I love international travel, books, movies, and playing guitar and piano. I love going out to wine tasting and experiencing different wine regions around the country. I am married and we own two little kitties.
What has the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge meant to you?
I have previously run Meetup for Hikers & Backpackers in Arizona and California and volunteered with a Mountaineering organization in Portland. It's so nice to meet people who enjoy similar interests as me and share a love for the outdoors.
What is your favorite hike in the Six-Pack of Peaks and why?
I have done most of the hikes in the AZ, CA, OR, and PNW challenges. Oregon and PNW I have completed fully. For PNW, I have done only 4 of the peaks this year, and 2 of them last year. My favorite is hands down Mt. St. Helens. The close 2nd would be Muir Camp. We spent one night there last summer when climbing the mountain and it was breathtaking. For the OR challenge, I loved South Sister the most.
Share one of your most memorable adventures. What makes it so special?
One of my favorite adventures was traveling to Nepal in spring 2015 and spending 3 weeks there trekking to Everest Base Camp. We got snowed in on the adventure and had to be rescued and evacuated. This was only 2 weeks before a huge earthquake hit the area and an avalanche killed multiple people near Everest Base Camp.
What’s one piece of gear that you never hike without?
Hands down my Nikon. I never go anywhere without it 😉
Share a quote, song, or another inspirational item that helps get you through the toughest hikes/life moments.
These are some of my favorite quotes that I try to live by:
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.”
“The less I needed, the better I felt”
What upcoming adventures are you looking forward to in the year ahead?
Well, that is a hard one. I was supposed to spend December 2020 in Argentina, climbing Aconcagua, but unfortunately, that adventure got rescheduled. I also have another adventure that I had to push from last year to 2021 or 2022, exploring Jordan and Egypt.
Share a fun fact about you that most people wouldn’t know.
I am a movie/tv know it all 😀
You can connect with Lucie here on SocialHiker as @lucie-buk.