Your coach, Valerie Orsoni on CBS 8 San Diego, sharing more about my summer mountaineering expedition!
Coming back home to California after one of my greatest mountaineering challenges on Switzerland’s highest peaks has been truly special.
The warm welcome from family and friends, the support from those who have been following my climb, and the amazing coverage from local media is a gift I do not take for granted!
Reporter Ariana Cohen of CBS 8 San Diego shared my story this month with all the trimmings (my fear of heights, my health challenges, being formerly overweight…you name it!). I hope this one inspires you to follow your greatest dreams all the way to the top ⛰️!
And of course, even your coach needs a coach. And I’m super grateful to my trainer Mike McCastle, who helped make my dream possible by pushing me to my limits — and then some!
As Mike always likes to say, “it’s not hard, it’s challenging.” With this attitude, I truly believe that we can all get there, no matter how high, far, or impossible it may seem.
Rooting for you,