Hey guys! I’m Kirsten Alexis, and I am a California-based content creator and outdoor adventure enthusiast. I believe that life truly begins outside our comfort zones, and that we become our best selves by stepping into the unknown.
I was raised on Jimmy Buffet, beaches and grew up in a time where outdoor adventures were mandatory, where playing outside and having a big imagination was the best therapy,… and when participation ribbons were frowned upon. .. went to ucla .. scoliosis
I am a tomboy at the core, and … I have sense of humor. One of the boys .. ADHD
But I am also a big dreamer. I love the simple, little moments in life such as how stargazing can make us feel so small … I want to live in a world where people … humanity… and awaken I want to create content that is engaging and inspiring rather than create a fear of missing our or inadequacy. I want everyone to be motivated to live their dreams and be their best selves through storytelling and media sharing. . . . . imagination runs wild, love a good conspiracy, independent, questio everything
In terms of outdoor adventures, I am a high-altitude mountain trekker with dreams of completing the Seven Summits. So far, I have done Kilimanjaro and next year (hopefully – you, know, the whole virus thing) I will be attempting Elbrus. I am also a licensed skydiver, and aim one day to be a coach. I also can be found surfing, paddleboarding, snowboarding, hiking and exploring with my camera or drone. I love storytelling through sharing photos and content from my travels.
So far, I have been to six continents and over thirty countries. A great deal of my travel has been solo, and it has taught me so much about the world, and myself. It taught me that the world, and life, isn’t scary. In fact, it taught me that … and that I am much stronger and fearless that I ever thought possible. It taught me that life is what we make it, and I choose to create my own adventure …
Some of my most memorable travel and adventure experiences have been:
- Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro during one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen. That was my first summit over 14,000 feet, and I learned that I could conquer my goals if I just believed in myself, stayed positive and put in the hard work.
- Going on a safari and seeing the Big 5 in Tanzania.
- Trekking to Everest Base Camp and … seeing Mount Everest in person… burned a fire in my soul to one day attempt it.. locals/teahouse
- Visiting a rescued elephant sanctuary in Thailand.
- Getting my skydiving license … this sport has changed me.. met so many peopel and jumped in places such as Sebastian, Kelowna, Monterey,
- Freediving with whale sharks in Baja California (a few hours from Cabo)
- Canadian Rockies
- Backpacking Mount Assiniboine…
- Trekking to Machu Picchu via the legendary Inca Trail. Hearing about the history and mysteries that surrounded… This trip made me want to level up… taught me…
- Winter Park, Colorado filming adaptive ski program
- Learning how to paraglide… Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Diego
- Roadtripping around the western United States and Alberta, Canada, to host hiking and adventure meetups.
- Freediving cenotes in Tulum, Mexico.
- Training for Kilimanjaro via the 14ers in Colorado
- Visiting a textile and craft .. in Peru for women
- Backpacking Western Australia and falling in love with the remote landscape …
- Learning to surf in Hawaii…
- My first solo backpacking trip – across Europe… taught me.. and inspired to go more places
- Hiking Panorama Ridge (.. .miles) in … hours
- Learning to ice climb in .. glacier.. in Iceland…
- Kala Patthar… one day go back
- Fat tire biking in the Canadian Rockies during a polar vortex…
- Believe it or not, staying local during the pandemic. It awakened my mind and let me know how blessed I truly am. It gave me a break, and let me get creative to adapt and move forward. It also gave me time to see my family, and made me realize what really matters in life.
For my Adventure blogs – TAL