"Climbing is a release I guess - creativity, energy... I’ve got lots of friends who are climbers, so it’s really like an entire aspect of my life. Without climbing I don’t really know what I’d do, because the gym wouldn’d replace it, I wouldn’t have the same group of friends, the same opportunities to go outdoors, particularly being an engineer... It’s not just strength, there’s an aspect of creativity – reading the routes, getting away from all the troubles of life and focusing on something else for a while."
"I’m going to start working for a big engineering professional services firm in the city. I’m interested in joining the company to help make cities greener and have a more sustainable development, thinking about material choices as an aspect of that.
I think climbing really opens that window to the world that is beautiful, and then you see us tearing down land, building and building... when you become a climber you sort of have respect for the environment you’re part of."