What most people don’t know about me:
I am coeliac, gluten intolerant.
When and how did you get into climbing? What keeps you interested? What fascinates you?
I got into climbing through my brother's birthday party and I kept to it because it was something different and fun.
Who were your childhood heroes?
When I started climbing, I never really watched any climbing, so I didn’t have a childhood hero, I have been lucky to meet Chris Sharma, and train with Neil Gresham and Anna Taylor in the UK but at the moment I think Tomoa is sick. I don’t exactly consider myself a role model, but knowing that people are watching me is a little exciting and motivating.
What have been the most important milestones in your life so far, both in climbing and in everyday life? And did you recognize them immediately as such or only later on?
I don’t have any major climbing milestones since I haven’t really focused on grades indoors or out but being able to consistently send hard in and outdoors is something that took me a while to recognize but it’s important to me to stay consistent.
What were your greatest failures / setbacks / injuries? How did you cope with them and how did you come back from them?
Every climber experience foot slips or bad days and I've had a fair few on comp days which probably contributed to my greatest failures and mental setbacks, but supportive people and continuous climbing helped me overcome them. In terms of injuries, I've had more than a few non-climbing related. I've had messed up fingers, and arms as well as broken ribs, hands, and knee, overall, I’ve always bounced back pretty quick and it just fuels training but staying motivated isn't easy honestly having clear goals made it easier to be patient.
What is your favourite climbing-related story / experience?
Very old but one of the first proper boulder comps I believe was NSW State Titles I wasn’t doing too good I’d topped all my boulders except one in way too many attempts but I managed to flash the last climb and get the first send with a cheeky knee bar and I ended up winning it taught me to just keep climbing you never know what might happen but I clearly remember the hype of being the first one to top.