Join Hazel Findlay, a world class climber who has pushed the boundaries of climbing all around the world, for a talk about utilising the tools gained from adventurous activities that we participate in and understand the ways they can empower us and give us strength during stressful experiences.
Hazel Findlay has been climbing for 25 of her 31 years, and started out trad climbing on the limestone sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire. In her youth she enjoyed competition climbing - she was the British junior champion six times - but at 16 decided to give it
up to focus on climbing on rock, especially trad climbing which is her main passion. Hazel has been a full time climber for the last eight years, which has allowed her to travel all over the world climbing interesting pieces of rock.Hazel was the first British woman to climb a trad route at E9, and free El Capitan in Yosemite, which she has now done three times. Hazel has also red pointed 8c (5.14b) sport and 8c+ trad and onsighted many 8as, loves all types of climbing from bouldering
to alpine climbing and is especially interested in the mental challenge that climbing evokes.This interest in psychology lead her to train as a coach so she could help others with their mindset and mental-management. Hazel specialises in helping people overcome fears and limitations so they can focus on the task at hand, perform at their best and enjoy
climbing more than ever. Hazel has worked with people from all walks of life including: competitive athletes, new climbers, business clients, musicians and artists.
Photo by Jon Griffith