Climbing Expedition in Greenland & South Africa
Illustrated talk by Cathy Alldred
Thursday 15 September - 8pm
What does it take for a person to go beyond their comfort zone? Not just by a little, but way beyond it!
A story of challenge, excitement and a desire to push the boundaries. An indoor climber who planned and led an expedition to Greenland.
Ever wondered what it’s like to climb untouched rock in one of the most remote parts of the world.
Cathy's talk will give you an idea with amazing pictures and video clips of one of the most beautiful and untouched areas of the planet - Angmagssalik, East Greenland.
In summer 2014 Cathy turned her exciting dream into reality; taking the giant step from training indoors at EICA to climbing new multi-pitch routes on the Fox Jaw Cirque in Greenland.
It wasn’t all easy, with plenty of highs and lows. She will also talk about overcoming injury and a recent bouldering trip to South Africa.
A bit about Cathy
Cathy was born in Adelaide, Australia 42 years ago. As a child, she climbed trees and swung on the clothes line... much to her mother's horror.
She has lived in Melbourne, Vancouver and now Bo'ness; a place she has called home with her family for the past 14 years.
She wasn't keen to keep fit in a regular gym so began climbing at age 32, via a start-up session at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, and hasn't looked back since.
Lured to rock climbing outside in 2012, she led her first climbing expedition to East Greenland in 2014.
Recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BSc Creative Computing (Hons) she works part-time as a lecturer on the Digital Media programme and as Sales Assistant at Tiso Ratho.