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10 Climbers to Follow on International Women’s Day

Here are 10 climbers to follow on International Women’s Day 2018 from around the world who you might not already be following.

For 25 Canadian women to follow visit here. For more information on International Women’s Day visit here.

Throwback to my favourite competition of this year because it was the only one where I was “healthy”. Sure, I wasin hospital 2 days before with a serious infection but I felt strong and able. I also felt confident and hopeful. This infection was going to be a blip. If this was me competing on a blip day and doing well, what would happen on a good day? That blip wasn’t a blip. It was a precursor to my worst flare to date. It was the first red flag of many red flags to come, telling me something was wrong. Hope turned to desperation as I could see my resilience, both physical and mental begin to drop. No matter what I did to step the flare, nothing worked. Panic settled in as did resentment. My body was failing me. I was failing myself. I wasn’t competing against others, I ended up facing myself, my choices, my passion and staring at my own failure of my own wants and expectations. It took a few weeks but I grew. I didn’t fail, I learned. The flare stabilised and I managed to get back to the final comp, unfit but accepting that that was the best climber I could be then. Shit comp season though it might have been, I’m proud I faced my own demons, I grew, and am fully owning my next steps to keep moving forward and to keep getting stronger. @thisgirlcanclimbing @thisgirlcanuk @ehlersdanlosuk @eicaratho @womenclimb @teambmc #ehlersdanlossyndrome #cancersurvivor #paraclimber #paraclimbing #climbergirl #climbing_is_my_passion #climbinglife #competitionday #amputee #adaptiveathlete #climbing_pictures_of_instagram thanks @beach.buggy for the shot. #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanclimb #healthproblems #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonielife #zebrastrong #hijabspiration #fitmuslimah #resilience #selfbelief #pushyourlimits #outofmycomfortzone #throwbackthursday #mylifemyway #failureisnotanoption #faceyourfears #thursdaymotivation

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Finger tip shredding is always fun when you’re doing it in the sun, on a fun problem, with great company! A joint in my right middle-finger kind of hates me right now with all of the side-pulling I’ve been doing, so I’m trying to be as disciplined as possible, resting it, and taking it easy. I’m working on getting better at taping up, especially during hard projects, and active injury prevention following climbing sessions. These fingers need a lot of TLC, because as the warm weather is getting closer, the tick list is getting bigger! #climb #climbergirl #bouldering #optoutside #camping #hiking #withoutwalls #peoplescreatives #browngirlsclimb #colorthecrag #finditliveit #letsgosomewhere #neverstopexploring #lifeofadventure #climbinglife #liveclimbrepeat #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_is_my_passion #fitness #training #rockclimbing #sport #climbing #getoutside #visualsoflife #outdoors #adventure #exploretocreate #melaninbasecamp

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