Hazel Findlay has been climbing for 21 of her 29 years, and started out trad climbing on the limestone sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire. She dabbled in competition climbing - becoming 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 five 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 climb El Capitan in Yosemite, which she has now done four times. Hazel has also red pointed 8c and on-sighted many 8as, loves all types of climbing from bouldering to alpine climbing and is especially interested in the mental challenge that climbing evokes.
As a speaker, in addition to providing entertaining and inspiring talks, Hazel also offers insight into the psychological side of motivation – essentially demonstrating how to learn the habits required to perform a person’s full potential.