Sunny is a free spirit and adventurer. Formerly a hard-charging strategy consultant, she turned her back on material possessions and career shortly after turning 30 in order to live in an Astrovan so she could run and climb full-time instead.
Sunny's overarching passion is to be active and push her limits in the side- and backcountry, spanning a multitude of sports from big-wall climbs over multi-day paddling trips to 100 milers and everything in between. Her specialty is the high altitude endurance realm; she holds speed records on Aconcagua and on the Annapurna Circuit and has excelled on high trails in the Colorado Rockies.
As a storyteller, Sunny draws on her experiences and adventures as a professional mountain athlete to connect with her audience through captivating visuals and engaging presentations - focusing on topics such as transformation, goal setting, perseverance, female empowerment and systematic decision-making in high risk environments.
Sunny is a photographer for Aurora Photos whose images have appeared (among others) in National Geographic, Trailrunner Magazine, Outside Online, Forbes, and print ads for brands like adidas Outdoor and Metolius Climbing.
She holds the following outdoor certificates:
Wilderness First Responder
Level 2 AIARE Avalanche Rescue
PADI Divemaster (and Rescue Diver)
Select Outside Mentions
National Geographic: First Woman Finishes Famed South American Mountain Route
Outside Online: Sunny Stroeer's FKT on Annapurna Circuit is Crazy
Outside Online: Meet The Fastest Woman You've Never Heard Of
REI Co-Op Journal: Relentless Forward Motion
Dirtbag Dreams: Friends, Feats, and the Subtle Mentor
Boulder Weekly: Not More, Just Better
Dirtbag Runners: Insights from Sunny Stroeer, our New Favorite (and Fastest!) Dirtbag
Sidetracked Magazine: Free Spirit – An Interview with Sunny Stroeer
San Miguel Rich List 2017: Trailblazer Sunny Stroeer
Poets and Quants: This Harvard MBA Quit Bain To Embrace #vanlife
Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin: In My Humble Opinion: Career Peak
Revista Oxígeno: Nuevo récord de velocidad femenino al Aconcagua
Globetrotter Magazine: Aus der Höhenkammer zum Aconcagua
Merkur - GAP Tagblatt: Die Schnellste am Aconcagua
Himalayan Adventure Lab: New Women's FKT on Annapurna Circuit by Sunny Stroeer