Hello, I'm Danni
Always finding an adventure, I am currently getting out to the mountains for a hike every chance I get. I have created Summiting Strong as a place to combine my passion for hiking with strength and conditioning. To share training for the trail and my hiking adventures along the way.
Before Summiting Strong
In 2014 I was recruited to be on the inaugural Acrobatics & Tumbling team at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). As a college athlete this was my first real experience with strength and conditioning coaching to prepare me for performance in my sport. In 2015, after dealing with injuries in my first season I found CrossFit, and really learned how much proper training can help your performance.
In 2016 I got my CrossFit Level 1 certification. I began coaching and continued with CrossFit for my remaining three years at CUW. In 2018 after graduating, I accepted a position to coach gymnastics full-time in Alberta, Canada. In June 2018 I moved out west, where I have fallen in love with the peace, beauty, and challenge of the mountains.
Summits & Trails
- Mount Yamnuska (2200m, 7218ft), Alberta – August 2018
Vision Quest Ridge (2194m, 7200ft), Alberta – June 2020
Tent Ridge (2545m, 8350ft), Alberta – July 2020
Prairie Mountain (2205m, 7234ft), Alberta – November 2020. Solo.
Other attempts / no summit: Allstones Ridge – Alberta (January 2021)
Lake Agnes to Big Beehive, return vis Lake Louise Highline Trail (2270m, 7447ft), Alberta – July 2018
Sulphur Skyline Trail (2050m, 6726ft), Alberta – August 2018. Solo.
Allstones Lake Trail (1900m, 6233ft), Alberta – July 2020
Windy Point Ridge Lookout (2186m, 7172ft), Alberta – July 2020. Solo.
Crypt Lake Trail (2012m, 6600ft), Alberta – August 2020. Solo.
Great Divide Trail – International Boundary to Bertha Lake Trail (5.2km, 3.23mi), Alberta – September 2020. Solo.
Bertha Lake Trail (1768m, 5800ft), Alberta – September 2020. Solo.