Duygu Haug does her first 8c at 39


16 June 2017

Duygu Haug has done her first 8c, Zor in Datça. Interestingly, she did her first 8b at 36 and during the last seven months, the Turk has done four 8b+'s. How come you are such a late bloomer? I can still give my best because I am still a young chicken, I am joking. Seriously, age is not really important for me. I don’t put any limit to my climbing about age or a grade, I think that kills your motivation once reaching an age or a goal. When I climbed my first two 8a+'s I was 28 years old. And at that time I had to go to Izmir every weekend 8 hours by bus. I had just weekends and 2 weeks holiday a year to climb, actually not too much. Even though I traveled as much as I could. For sure it was tiring after some hours on the way then to go directly to work. But I never complained. My situation was like this and climbing was my passion. Maybe I could climb earlier 8b, 8b+, 8c or more... If I climbed and trained maybe more, because I think I am talented at climbing and I love climbing. Climbing is my life style. I could climb a lot after I moved to Geyik bayiri. And the summers I climbed in Europe. I improved very fast. I don't train maybe I should. I climb just in the rocks, 4 to 5 days in a week.

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