Date of birth:
Oslo, Norway
Bergans of Norway, Five Ten, Petzl,
Apart from climbing!? Travel, sightseeing and shopping
Favourite athletes:
I find all athletes inspiring


"Tina Johnsen Hafsaas"

My name is Tina and I started climbing at the age of 12. From the very beginning I was fascinated moving vertically and upwards, but it wasn’t until I competed in my first competition a year later that I truly enjoyed it. I love to climb, be in the nature and explore different styles of climbing, but competitions are what really inspire and motivate me. I have a fascination of competition climbing that I find hard to explain.

A life combined with training, competing and climbing outdoors is for me the perfect way of living. I am sure that I will find other aspects of life more interesting as I get older, but for now I want to enjoy every opportunity I have thanks to the people supporting me!


  • 2010: Norwegian Champion
  • 2010: Nordic Champion
  • 2011: 2nd European Youth Series event
  • 2011: 3rd World Youth Championship
  • 2011: Nordic Champion
  • 2011: 8b ascent as the youngest Norwegian female (short season due to injury)
  • 2012: Ranked as number 1 junior in the world
  • 2012: Overall winner European Youth Series
  • 2012: Three individual gold medals EYS
  • 2012: 4th European Youth Championship
  • 2012: Norwegian Champion
  • 2012: Nordic Champion
  • 2013: 2nd European Youth Series event
  • 2013: 3rd European Youth Championship
  • 2013: Norwegian Champion
  • 2014: 14th World Cup event
  • 2014: 8a+ onsight as the first Norwegian female (short season due to injury and sickness)

INTERVIEW 2015.02.18

What are you looking for to accomplish?

I want to improve as much as I can in climbing and get my full potential out. I want to compete at the highest international scene and fight among the best in the world. 

What would be your greatest achievement?

Accomplish all my goals.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

Climbing is a complex sport. Especially competitions. You need technique and skills, power, finger strength, coordination, endurance and of course a good head.

"Tina Johnsen Hafsaas"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

Know that I have done everything I could to be in the shape in front of the competition, and complete it with a good attitude, fighting and the feeling of “I did everything I possibly could”.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

In the gym. Most of my training is done inside in a climbing gym, but technique training is actually great to do outdoors. The more vertical the wall, the more technical it gets. But this is hard to do alone ;)

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

I am very determined and focused during my trainings and I believe that I have to continue to push hard even when my body tells me to stop.

"Tina Johnsen Hafsaas"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

I find the stress that comes with competing exciting. I use it to my advantage and to push myself further and higher.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

I guess my mom. She’s not really a fan though, but she is and has always been very supportive.

"Tina Johnsen Hafsaas"

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Probably listen to my body, which is much harder than you’d think.

What are your future plans?

Train, climb and compete. Climb more outside. I love my life as a professional climber and I want to use all the opportunities I have to the fullest and be as good and strong as I possibly can.

"Tina Johnsen Hafsaas"

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Be surrounded by people who give you energy!