THE Early Years
Sue was born on the 18th March, 1963 in Sydney Australia. She grew up in St Ives and then lived in Wollstonecraft. She was head prefect at St Ives North Primary School then educated at Abbottsleigh and finally Barker College.
Whilst at school, Sue achieved the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which was her first introduction to adventure and self-reliance. After finishing school in 1980, Sue took a course with Outward Bound in the mountains near Canberra. This opened up many possibilities for adventurous pursuits; Sue began to seek out more challenges both locally and overseas.
Over 10 years, Sue steadily accrued qualifications and experience in the travel industry. She gained a position in the Sydney office of World Expeditions Australian Himalayan Expeditions, which allowed opportunities to work as a part-time guide in cross-country skiing, rafting, cycling and walking programs, and also introduced her to the magnificent Himalayan region.