KATIE

When did you join the Highball Crew?
I joined the crew in September 2017.

What's your job title at Highball?
I'm a member of the Service Crew.

What is your favourite thing about working at Highball?
Hanging out with this bunch of weirdos.

What are your climbing goals or projects for 2021?
Go back to Lesvos to train on the bouldering wall I fundraised with Yoga and Sports with Refugees (YSR).

Favourite Book?
Can’t choose between The Bone People by Keri Hulme and Just Kids by Patti Smith

Hobbies / Interests outside of work?
There’s an outside??

Super Powers: Which one would you choose?
Flying of course.

 

"I’m Katie, the one hiding in a big down jacket for most of the year. 

I love climbing because I can trick my body into doing exercise, but also because it pushes all my mental boundaries when it comes to fear. That said, my preferable method of throwing myself at a wall is one where I’m attached to a rope. 

In another life I would host a late-night radio show playing rare grooves and chiller tunes. I’m annoyingly prone to hiccups and when I can’t get up in the morning I dance myself out of bed."