Staying Hydrated & Protein
I’m a competitive climber from Calgary, Alberta. Currently, I train at Bolder Climbing Community. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a natural tendency to want to be on top of things, but my first experience with an actual climbing wall was with my family at an amusement park in Saskatchewan. When my mom finally signed me up for a weekly climbing club at 9, my climbing took off, and I began to enjoy competitive climbing as well. My passions mainly lie in lead and bouldering competitions, although I also savour the challenge of outdoor climbing and have a love-hate relationship with speed climbing.
Climbing in competitions is something I never seem to get tired of, as I’ve enjoyed competing across the country for seven years. I’m very fortunate for the opportunities I’ve had to travel to all corners of the country and meet so many different people through these competitions. I’ve also had some fantastic opportunities to represent Canada at international youth competitions in China, Russia, and Montreal. This year was one of my most successful years, as I placed third in our open national bouldering championships, and I had the opportunity to compete in world cups in China and Colorado! This summer, I am looking forward to the Youth World Championships in Italy and a new season next fall!
Although I love to set competition-related goals, I also think integrating yourself into the community is one of the most satisfying and crucial aspects of being a climber. I have met my best friends at the gym, and I have met people that I wouldn’t have generally met through my sport. I try to help by judging competitions, setting, and coaching. I’ve spent a few weeks climbing and camping in Squamish and Joe’s Valley, which helped me appreciate other facets of my sport, and I’m looking forward to hopefully spending more time climbing outside in the future! (My not-so-secret dream is being a van-life climber one day).