Footloose in the Swiss Alps.
Best ever run
A run around Mont Blanc. 100km in Korea. A run from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.
Any day I can run - wherever, however, whenever.
If I can - I will.
Favourite Place to Travel
In the mountains or wilderness ... with friends.
Home-baked bread, some good cheese, some grapes, and a glass of wine.
How I relax
Losing myself in a good book. Going to the hills. Running.
In my bag
A good book.
Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis - memories of my very first long mountain ultra races
Dreams of a Journey by Nyman - it reminds me of the Antarctic
Where it all began
Falling in love with the Matterhorn at the age of six. It was the birth of a passion and I knew that the mountains and nature were 'home'.
Little known fact
There is a small and beautiful wooden sailing boat named after me. The other 'Lizzy Hawker' lives in the waters of the San Juan Islands beween Seattle and Vancouver Island. She has an adventurous spirit that I only wish I could live up to!
Favourite Quote (one of)
It is easy in world to live after the world's opinions,
It is easy in solitude to live afer your own.
But the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd,
Keeps with perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude.
RALPH WALDO EMERSOM
To live and be in the mountains.
To share my love of endurance, nature and our envionment.
To try somehow to make a small 'difference'.
To push myself to my limits and to find the 'edge'.
To live simply; with humility and recognising our social and environmental responsibility.