|Nationality Norwegian Citizen|
Occupation Rock Climber
|Name Rannveig Aamodt|
|Born 3 January 1984 (1984-01-03) Molde, Norway|
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Rannveig Aamodt (born 3 January 1984 in Molde, Norway) is a Norwegian rock climber.
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Rannveig Aamodt (born 3 January 1984 in Molde, Norway) is a Norwegian rock climber and adventurer. At 22 years old, she became one of the youngest people to complete a 3,800-kilometer winter ski traverse of Norway, starting at the country's southernmost point (the lighthouse at Lindesnes) and ending 14 weeks later at the northernmost point on the mainland (Nordkapp). Aamodt began the unassisted journey in 2006 on her birthday with fellow adventurer Anne Grete Nebell. The pair was accompanied by two Greenland dogs, which helped them pull their supply-laden pulk.
Aamodt shifted her focus to rock climbing over the last 15 years. She is currently sponsored by prAna, La Sportiva, Stride Health, Nature's Bakery and several other companies.
She is a certified yoga instructor and studies alternative veterinary medicine, coaches a youth climbing team in Molde, Norway during the winters, and lives in Estes Park, Colorado during the summers.
She has appeared in the prominent Women of Climbing calendar in every year since 2011.
In April 2012, Aamodt took a 50-foot groundfall while sport climbing in Turkey, due to a mistake she made in preparing to be lowered from the anchor in an unusual rope configuration. She suffered dislocation/fractures of both ankles (one open), 3 vertebral compression fractures, a pelvis fractures, various fractures of the small bones in her feet, an open fracture/dislocation of her right elbow, and tears and ruptures of tendons in her ankles and upper arm. She used a wheelchair for 2 months, but immediately returned to climbing. At six months post accident, she aid climbed Moonlight Buttress, a sandstone bigwall in Zion National Park. At 8 months post accident she climbed 5.13b sport (8a) and at 9 months post accident she redpointed 5.13c sport (8a+).