Hazel Findlay is possibly the most accomplished female British climber to date, having made many landmark ascents including the first British Female ascent of an E9 and becoming the first British Female to climb 8c.
Being a full-time professional rock climber is not something everybody could achieve. Aside from being an incredibly talented climber, Hazel has driven her life towards doing the thing she is most passionate about and breaking the boundaries of what society would expect of ‘a girl’. In this video from the 2014 Banff Film Festival Shorts, Hazel compares how she see’s climbing between male and female climbers.
Here’s a video of Hazel cruising Dave Birkett’s ‘Once Upon a Time in the South West’ – E9.