8c by Marieta Akalski in Rodellar

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26 October 2014

Marieta Akalski stopped climbing in 2005 with 8a+ as personal best as she was trying a career in finance. In 2011, the Massage Therapist, started training again mainly indoors and six months ago, she took up rock climbing again. In october she has done two 8b+ and 8c Florida in Rodellar, see picture. So how can you explain this extreme progress? Good question! Let me think... One of the biggest reasons I've been able to come back is my ambition. It's quite a transition from indoor bouldering to sport climbing and time is the biggest factor. I moved out and sold most of my belongings, sacrificed my clients in order to have the freedom to spend multiple months on the road. These are all factors that have led to my success in 2014. My goal is to push myself even farther. Maybe do another 8c or harder. I don't think I've reached my ultimate potential. Unfortunately for me this trip is almost over and I am faced with the reality of going home back to work. My ambition is to find a way to climb full time and see how far I can push myself!

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