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!
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.
Accomplish all my goals.
Climbing is a complex sport. Especially competitions. You need technique and skills, power, finger strength, coordination, endurance and of course a good head.
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”.
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 ;)
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.
I find the stress that comes with competing exciting. I use it to my advantage and to push myself further and higher.
I guess my mom. She’s not really a fan though, but she is and has always been very supportive.
Probably listen to my body, which is much harder than you’d think.
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.
Be surrounded by people who give you energy!