By weekday, Charlotte Moller is a Calgary-based computer programmer and mom of two teens.
By weekend, she’s a caving enthusiast, exploring some of the most fascinating underground hollows in the Canadian Rockies.
While Charlotte loves the unique thrill of caving, she’ll tell you that it’s a passion that entered her life quite unexpectedly – and required some time to win her over. Like many parents, Charlotte was determined to encourage her teens to trade screen-time for outdoor activity. So when she stumbled across an ad for Canmore Cave Tours, she knew it might just be unique enough to catch the eye of her teenage son, Alex.
But if she was to make it happen, she knew she’d need to practise what she preached – even if that meant pushing her own comfort zone to the limit, including feelings of claustrophobia. Rising above her initial discomfort, Charlotte faced her fears and now counts caving among her favourite activities. We caught up with Charlotte to find out more about how her impressions of caving have completely transformed over time, and how discovering this unique shared interest with her son has strengthened their relationship more than she could have imagined.
Check out our Q&A with Charlotte below: