I’m an avid climber, voyager and route-setter from Finland. I have climbed for a good decade now and I hope it will go on for many more.
I have been to quite a few climbing destinations, but there is still so much I haven’t had the chance to discover yet. So traveling is obviously a big part of my life, but it wouldn’t be the same without all the friends and family that come with it.
I mainly boulder and sport climb, but I am always up for new challenges, for example trad and big walls. Just haven’t found the time to get to it yet!
I also enjoy competitions. Internationally and nationally. I am amazed of the ingenuity of the route setters. Even though nature has plenty to offer, the problems in competitions are always unique. In climbing I search for the perfect balance of movement, aesthetics and challenge.
- 2011: 14th, Arco, World Championships
- 2011: 1st, Finnish Championship
- 2012: 1st, Nordic Championship
- 2012: 9th, Vail, World Cup
- 2012: First Finnish climber to have climbed a route graded 9a
- 2013: 1st, Nordic Championship
- 2013: 1st, Finnish Championship
- 2014: Onsighted the classic 'Total Brutal' graded 8b+
- 2014: 1st, Finnish Championship
- 2014: Climbed 'Practice of the Wild' graded 8C
- 2015: Flashed 'King of Limbs' graded 8B
I don’t have any specific goals at the moment. It’s more like a general direction I’m pursuing. Trying to evolve, physically and mentally. There’s so much I have yet to learn!
Finding this amazing sport that constantly inspires me to try harder and harder.
There are always the physical and mental challenges which occur in every single sport. But one of the difficulties people rarely discuss is the financial one. Especially in climbing, traveling is a big part of performing when in competitions, or outdoor climbing.
The feeling when you’re on the wall. You feel absolutely free and without any distractions.
Bouldering is something that I often practice by myself and there are quite a few different places you can do that in Helsinki.
I don’t have any specific training. Since climbing is a versatile sport, I like to train many different aspects of climbing. Climb in different gyms, fingerboard etc.
The fear of failure. It wasn’t always like that. But now that I know people expect me to do well, because I’ve done well before, there’s more pressure.
Probably my cousins, because they are so excited about some of my climbing videos online :)
My plans are wide open at the moment. Lots of new destinations I hope!