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Cat Carkner

Discipline: Climbing Ambassador

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa, ON

Rock climbing has been a constant in Cat’s life for as long as she can remember. She started climbing regularly through her local gym’s youth program, and eventually progressed to become part of their competitive team.

Cat is most thankful for the amazing community and life skills that she’s gained through training and competition. The camaraderie and creative aspects of climbing inspire her to chase her goals. She believes one of climbing’s greatest appeals is that anyone can experience it, and in many different ways.

She’s currently pursuing climbing goals on rock and plastic both domestically and internationally. Cat is honoured to be able to represent Canada on the world stage and at the Youth Olympics in Argentina.

“Being involved in climbing has been totally life changing. Choosing to pursue the sport is the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Photo credit: Manh Ellis

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