Name / Age / Location / Nickname
Alana Russell / 23 / Fast Alana
What is your core sport(s)?
Skiing (downhill and backcountry), running, climbing (bouldering, leading sport and following trad.)
What other sports do you participate in or sort of fun do you enjoy?
I love eating, dining, cooking and traveling to find good grub.
When/what was your first memorable "outdoor" experience?
My freshman year in high school I went on a backpacking trip with the Woman’s Wilderness Institute. Despite being eaten alive by mosquitoes I fell in love with the Snowy Range in Wyoming.
What is your most epic outdoor adventure to date?
I went on a climbing trip to Estes Park with my dad last fall. It rained for 3 days, and we climbed one route on Lumpy Ridge. It was awesome, rain and shine. The trust I have in my dad has allowed me to grow tremendously and safely as a climber. Thanks Dad!
Sushi. Hands down. Studied abroad in Japan because I liked sushi so much.
What is currently playing in your iPod or cassette deck…because cassettes are coming back, you know?
• 99 Red Balloons by Nena
• I Work Out by LMFAO
• Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
• Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
• Rolling in the Deep by Adele
• In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine
• Wild Wild West by Will Smith
If I could do anything, I would most likely...
Make out with Dean Potter. Have dinner with Ulei Steck. And climb with Chris Sharma and his girlfriend.
How do you take your coffee?
Caffeine makes me nuts. Can’t do coffee but I love a morning run. I am usually asleep by 10PM unless I am... see question # 12.
What is your "go-to" Deuter product?
Cruise, 26 SL!!! I use it for my daily backpack, backcountry skiing, resort skiing, day-hikes, carry on for travel, and a jetpack.
Do you like the nightlife? Do you like to boogie?
I usually start the dance party.