Name: Anna Laitinen
Born: April 10th, 1990
Hometown: Espoo, Finland
Home away from home: In a car on a road trip
Greatest career achievement so far: Being the first woman in Finland having climbed an 8A boulder or being the Nordic bouldering champion in 2009.
First trick you were really proud of: When I started leading my second leading route at the last pitch in Gorge du Verdon!!! I was really scared but still I made it all the way up without any falls And it was at 250-300 meters?
What are you known for: For my split moves on a climbing wall??
Your favorite web sites: I just read my emails
Your idols: I don’t have to look for them really far. I find idols in my everyday life. Most of them are climbers, though
Best advice you ever got: Be happy, no matter what the outcome is. This way you eventually get what you want.
Favorite music: British rock, indie and “electronic” music.
The most beautiful thing in the world: Mother nature is.
Ideal climbing destination: Where ever there is some steep ground to climb. In general, Europe is good because it’s full of climbing ground.
Sweet or sour: Definitely sour! The lactic acid on your forearms is sour and you have to get used to it.
Your biggest treasure: At the moment my knee brace.
How much Battery Energy Drink do you consume during a season: I’ve lost count… Whenever I need a boost in my training.
How much do you travel: That depends on a lot of things. Studies and work kind of limit my free time.
Your dream travel destination: North America
What do you do when you are not climbing: I am thinking about climbing and planning my next trip.