As a doctor of veterinary medicine from Las Vegas, Nevada, I work as a general practitioner for small animals, performing anything from routine physical exams and vaccinations to minor surgeries. I discovered rock climbing eight years ago while studying at CSU in Ft. Collins, CO. and after moving back to Las Vegas four years ago, I discovered the endless local sport climbing and embraced the art of projecting difficult routes.
I like the challenge of trying something harder than I've ever tried before, and the commitment it takes to accomplish that goal. Balancing my devotion to a professional career and my passion for rock climbing is truly rewarding.
One of my strengths is that I don't give up. For me, sport climbing requires the same kind of tenacity, mental focus, and dedication that got me through veterinary school. I made the first female ascent (FFA) of Power Windows – my first 5.13d – at Mt. Potosi, NV this past spring.
Ultimately, trying to climb at my limit allows me to achieve things I never thought possible.
Will Gadd continues to discover new and creative ways to explore the vertical world. Defying the conventions of waterfall ice, "spray ice" clings to impossibly steep walls, giving way to ice climbing's further evolution.
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In Towers of the Ennedi, veteran climber Mark Synnott—known more for his far-flung adventures than his technical accomplishments—brings young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes. Together, Synnott, Honnold and Pearson endure a long, bumpy drive across the sand flats of a godforsaken country to reach an incredible destination: gardens of towers filled with graceful fingers of rock, bottle-shaped formations and lithe arches. With its stark and poetic footage of camels and rock, as well as jarring images of unpleasant travels, this film shows that sometimes you can have just as many adventures trying to reach your destination as you can have once you get there.
a CAMP 4 COLLECTIVE production
Directors: Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, Tim Kemple
Executive Producer: Shannon Ethridge
Cinematographers : Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple, Jimmy Chin
Editor: Renan Ozturk
Motion Graphics and Titles: Eric Bucy (Electric Beige), Renan Ozturk