My friend Shelley summed it up the best - she said that even though
she was looking at a photo of my shadow on a rock face, she still found
it surreal that I could be up so high. How did I manage to face my fear of heights and embrace rock climbing in just three short years? If you had met me before 2016, you too would be in disbelief.
It hasn’t been easy, but facing my fear of heights has become a mission. Not only because it’s allowed me to see the world from a different perspective, but it’s also taught me that that fear was a manifestation
of my self-imposed limitations. I don’t have to be an exceptional climber to have incredible adventures, I just have to try.
I’m pretty lucky to have friends who are mountain guides, because whenever I go climbing with them, I know that I’m in safe hands. I get to learn and climb from people whose job it is to safely push you beyond your comfort zone time and time again. Add to that, I wanted to do more adventure photography, so I figured the best way to do it is be out on a rock ledge somewhere - to practise my craft and climbing all at once.