She is married to Sabbot, and formerly lived with him in his cave, but moved into the cottage when the trolls attacked Burthorpe. Sabbot is currently attempting to get Freda to move back in with him by finishing up the shop's construction on his own.
Freda sells climbing boots for 12 gp and rock climbing boots for 75,000 gp. She will not sell either type of boots if the player has not completed the new version of the Death Plateau quest.
She replaced the sherpa, Tenzing who lived in the cottage.