How do Paraclimbing Categories Work? Paraclimbing is a form of climbing designed for people with impairments. Although it is an IPC (International Paralympic Committee) recognised sport, we are yet to see climbing in the Paralympics as it is still very much in its infancy. There are a whopping 20 categories in total in paraclimbing; however, as […]
Abbie is a British climber who has been climbing since she was 12 years old. At 17, she was diagnosed with Stargardt Macular Dystrophy and is registered severely sight impaired. She has been competing with the GB Paraclimbing Team since 2018 and, so far, has secured four gold medals and two world championship titles for the B2 women’s category.
Abbie is incredibly passionate about tackling the stigma around disability and, aside from striving to push her limits on the wall, she has spoken about her experiences t events such as the Women’s Climbing Symposium.