Professional Rock Climber: Ascents of the world's hardest Trad climbs. First solo/freesolo ascents of multiple big walls.
Flatanger in Norway is great for sport climbing, the Profile Wall is a great spot for Trad climbing and Shower Rag is perfect for Adventure Trad climbing. Transcript: "Okay, what am I top sport? Climbing, Trad, climbing, and Adventure climbing Crags. So I can give three here and they're going to actually or be Norway because this is where I am based these days. So the first one sport climbing obviously it's got to be flat anger because it's just amazing Rock and you have all grades right from. You know the low ends up kind of fives and 6a's all the way up to you know the hardest route in the World. So yeah, amazing Rock grades in every single range and the holds are really nice. So when I've been there, you haven't had to worry too much about skin and this kind of stuff. It tends to be more like your body and muscles that, give out before the skin. So yeah, really really good climbing area for Trad climbing again. In Norway I'm going to have to say the profile wall. I think it's probably my favorite place to track a single picture. To pitch our climb over the last, like two to five years, but I would say about that Crag. If you're not climbing 7, B, plus 7c, tried climbs and above then is going to be pretty hard. I would say and then the final one sort of like Adventure Trad climbing, I think really good place which I've been climbing. Recently is a cliff called shower rag in Norway. It's really convenient. It's big. You can still have an adventure and there's great on all ends of the spectrum. So those three really good."
I don't think I have a favored arm in climbing, but I do recognize that there are subtle differences between the strengths of each side of my body. I use this to factor into my training programs when creating them. Transcript: "So I don't think I do have one arm that I favor in climbing, but I think it's probably normal that most climbers have certain strengths and weaknesses within each side of the body. So, for example, I know that on my left hand, this particular finger-strength grip is better than on my right hand, and on my left side, I know that if I'm doing this particular move, it is stronger or weaker on the left side than it is on the right side, for example. And I think, yeah, each different body position each different grip do have subtle differences on each side. But I wouldn't really say it's something you take notice of when you're doing projects and actually climbing, but it is something which you could take notice of if there's a big difference in the strengths of either side of the body. And you might factor that into your training program when you're doing it."
Yes, I have been too hard on myself in the past because I always want to do things as best as I can. However, I don't think I have ever been too hard on myself since it is important to push yourself in order to reach the best results. Transcript: "Have I ever been too hard on myself? I would say, I am always really hard on myself because I always want to things to be done as best as they can be done. And if something isn't right or something doesn't go right, that doesn't necessarily mean in climbing but in just really in everyday life. Even, I remember being at school, in lessons and even lessons that I didn't like, if I didn't do something well then I was always disappointed with myself. So I would say, yeah, in life and in climbing, I'm always generally pretty hard on myself because I want it to be doing good. Have I been too hard on myself? I don't think I've ever been too hard on myself. I think it's, yeah, I think it's good to be hard on yourself because then you make a good job of it in the end."
Be kind and helpful to others, and put as much effort into your activities for the best results. Transcript: "Single best advice in life from me. That's a really hard question. I'm going to give to the first one is I think try and be kind and helpful and supportive to all the people that are close to you and around you as much as you can. And the second for the things that you're doing, put as much effort as you can into those things. And I think you will, your then reap the rewards out of that."
Put your harness and boots in your hand luggage so you have them when you get to the other end. Make sure all hardware is properly packed in your main luggage and be aware that helmets can potentially get damaged if the bag is thrown around. Transcript: "Okay, how to pack climbing gear when you are traveling? I think the most important thing about this, the thing I always do is to make sure that you put your harness and boots at least two pair of boots in your hand luggage because that's the luggage that you have with you all the time and they're the two. Most important things when you go on a climbing trip, definitely boots, boots, boots, boots. Most important thing is what you do want to do is be borrowing some of these boots when you get there and then all the other stuff you can put in your Main Luggage. Each and with all the other things is going to be like hardware and things like that. And most of the time that isn't going to be a problem with getting damaged. So I never really have a problem with Hardware. The only thing which potentially could get damaged and I've seen before is like some of those helmets and stuff if the bag is just getting thrown around. So just making sure that you packing that properly but the best advice I can give for traveling with climbing gear is making sure you put your Boots in your hand luggage so you have them when you get to the other end in case your bag gets lost because you can always borrow something else. But a pair of shoes is really specific to you as a climber"
Watching climbing videos can help you learn technique from the world's best climbers and show the importance of trying hard. By giving that extra percent in every session, over time it will lead to great improvement. Transcript: "So I think the two biggest things you can learn from watching video or tape is one people's technique. And the second is how hard people are trying on the route. So when I'm watching climbing videos, then I'm actually always like looking at how people move the way their body is Shifting across the Rock. And yeah I tend to sort of take note of that and sort of who is climbing. Well, it really, really good example is basically probably the world's best climber at the moment, which is Is Adam Andra and the way he moves his body and shifts his body and use his feet over the rock is? Yeah it's really amazing and I think he's. Yeah. He's a very, very good person to look out for that. And then obviously the second reason that the try-hard I always really liked it. When you see people trying the absolute best that they can because even if they're not climbing something significantly, To the hardest grades. I think you can really learn from people who you can see a trying really hard and being able to apply that to your own climbing. Because I think that is one factor that everybody can learn from that, trying hard and giving that extra percent. He's going to really benefit you you sort of across the board. If you give one extra percent for every time that you go training or climbing or trying a room Route in a 10-year period that 1% is massive. So I'm always looking at people trying hard and trying to get motivated myself for me to give that extra percent in every single session."