Hazel Findlay – Hazel has been climbing for 21 of her 29 years, and started out trad climbing on the limestone sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire. She dabbled in competition climbing - becoming the British junior champion six times - but at 16 decided to give it up to focus on climbing on rock, especially trad climbing which is her main passion. Hazel has been a full-time climber for the last six years, which has allowed her to travel all over the world climbing interesting pieces of rock.
Hazel was the first British woman to climb a trad route at E9, and free climb El Capitan in Yosemite, which she has now done four times. Hazel has also red pointed 8c and on-sighted many 8as, loves all types of climbing from bouldering to alpine climbing and is especially interested in the mental challenge that climbing evokes.
As a speaker, in addition to providing entertaining and inspiring talks, Hazel also offers insight into the psychological side of motivation – essentially demonstrating how to learn the habits required to perform a person's full potential.
Tues 3 Sept MALVERN, Malvern Theatres - 01684 892277 - malvern-theatres.co.uk
Thurs 5 Sept EXETER, Corn Exchange - 01392 665938 - exetercornexchange.co.uk
Fri 6 Sept BRECON, Theatr Brycheiniog - 01874 611622 - brycheiniog.co.uk
Sat 7 Sept LEAMINGTON SPA, Royal Spa Centre - 01926 334418 - warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre
Mon 9 Sept SALE, Waterside Arts Centre - 0161 912 5616 - watersidearts.org
Wed 11 Sept HORSHAM, The Capitol Theatre - 01403 750220 - thecapitolhorsham.com
Mon 23 Sept GATESHEAD, Sage Gateshead - 0191 443 4661 - sagegateshead.com
Tues 24 Sept INVERNESS, Eden Court - 01463 234234 - eden-court.co.uk
Wed 25 Sept DUNKELD, Birnam Arts - 01350 727674 - birnamarts.com
Thurs 26 Sept GLASGOW, Drygate - 0141 212 8815 - drygate.com
Fri 27 Sept PENRITH, Rheged Centre - 01768 868000 - rheged.com