Q: What is your Most Memorable Climbing Experience?
I think all my climbing experiences so far have been memorable. My job allowed me to visit several countries where I could visit local climbing gyms and crags. Although I haven’t had much time for long trips and neither I had a climbing partner in those places, so I went mostly to climbing gyms all over the world (Malaysia, China, USA, and Australia). I got to know a lot about the worldwide climbing commnity and it was interesting to see that there wasn’t a big difference in the hospitality, humor and camaradery wherever I went. Unfortunately I just started climbing outdoors recently, so I might say that the best experience I had so far was to climb Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, as part of my course to improve my knowledge in the Brazilian mixed multipitch/trad climbing. Climbing in Rio is one unique experience because there are more than 1000 routes wihtin city limits in a huge urban area surrounded by granite mountains and beaches. If you climb sugarloaf in the afternoon you can go down with the cable car for free after 7 PM!
Q: What do you like the most about MyClimb?
I have friends from all over the world and start using the app is allowing me to keep in touch and see their evolution and training. Also using an app to track your climbing records along with my entries in a personal notebook is valuable to see how I am evolving.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about climbing?
It is a sport that allows me to go to places regular people would not expect to be able to go to, where you can go climbing and have a wonderful view and good contact with nature. Climbing also provides a mix of personal fulfillment with a sense of collective camaradery, since it is needed to have climbing partners to go with and be certain that you can rely on them.
Q: How did you start climbing?
My first contact with climbing was in 2008 when I went to a local climbing gym in Curitiba for a day. I got stoked but at that time other things were priorities. After I graduated in 2013, I started working in the US and I met a scottish colleague which became my friend and convinced me to start climbing, because we lived 2 blocks away from a gym. In 2015 I started climbing outdoors when I came back to live in Rio de Janeiro and I dont wan’t to stop doing it!