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Hazel Findlay - The Climb Within

One of the best young climbers in the world, Hazel Findlay presents a talk about her life and climbs to explore how we can use a sport such as climbing – something that we are passionate about - to put us in hard places that push us beyond what we thought we were capable of; how in this struggle we can discover the way our minds work and how to ‘hack’ them, so that we can enjoy the experiences we want and not be limited by fear

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 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.

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Photo Credit: Brodie Hood Photography

Tues 3 Sept
Malvern Theatres
01684 892277                   

Thurs 5 Sept
Corn Exchange
01392 665938                   

Fri 6 Sept
Theatr Brycheiniog
01874 611622

Sat 7 Sept
Royal Spa Centre
01926 334418

Mon 9 Sept
Waterside Arts Centre
0161 912 5616

Wed 11 Sept
The Capitol Theatre
01403 750220                   

Mon 23 Sept
Sage Gateshead
0191 443 4661

Tues 24 Sept
Eden Court
01463 234234

Wed 25 Sept
Birnam Arts
01350 727674

Thurs 26 Sept
0141 212 8815

Fri 27 Sept
Rheged Centre
01768 868000

Later Event: September 27
Steve Peat - Bikes and Beers