Sarah is passionate about climbing in all its forms. After growing up as a paddler in Ontario and working for Outward Bound and NOLS, she eventually followed the lure of the mountains and has been living and working in the Canadian rockies since 2002. As a full ACMG Alpine Guide, Sarah runs her own business, guiding ice rock and alpine routes and teaching women specific courses that focus on becoming independent in the mountains.
Nick Name: Huens, Honeycakes, Poco Pollo
Date of Birth: Jan 8, 1974
Where were you born: Grimsby, Ontario
Current Location: Canmore Alberta
Hobbies: Climbing, surfing, dog walking
Motto: Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live a lifetime
Discipline: Ice/mixed climbing
Favorite SCARPA product: Phantom Guide
What other SCARPA product do you use: Vapor, Charmoz
Your biggest influence growing up: My uncle. He took me on my first canoe trip and inspired my love for adventure.
Biggest idol in your sport growing up: Sebastian Coe (I used to love the 1500m)
What age did you start climbing: 19
How would you describe your style: A lack of…
What can't you live without: strong coffee, red wine, adventure and a healthy daily does of the great outdoors
What keeps you motivated: Always wondering what I'm capable of
If you could be a super hero who: Wonder Woman…who wouldn't want to wear those boots!
Guilty pleasure song: Flo Rida- I get a good feeling, Land Down Under- Men at Work
Strangest medical issue: broke my nose walking into a tree…true story.
Favorite junk food: Red/pink and white jelly beans.
Favorite post activity drink: Dr Pepper
Best excuse to skip training: I'm saving my energy for tomorrow
Favorite ice cream: Ben and Jerrys heathbar crunch
Coffee or tea: COFFEEEEEEE
Last movie to make you cry: 12 years a slave….holy cow that one is a tear jerker.
Favorite classic movie: A Fish Called Wanda
What kind of car do you drive: Nissan Xterra 2003
Personal Blog: Sarah Hueniken Blog
Personal Website: Sarah Hueniken