|Place of residence:||Gothenburg|
|With EDELRID since:||2018|
|Sponsors:||EDELRID, Marmot, Fiveten, Betteryou|
I tried climbing at the local climbing gym and since then I have never stopped. I like to train, compete, be outdoors and explore new places, with climbing I can do all of these things, it's perfect!
influence you at all that other people look up to you?
I didn't have a specific person that I looked up to when I was younger. At the moment I think climbers who have more skill than strength are the most inspiring. I'm the opposite and one day I will try to have both. It doesn't influence me that other people look up to me, I think you should be yourself.
Every rock climbing trip I go to feels like a small milestone. Every trip is different, you always learn something new always come home with a new perspective. A lot of competitions have affected me as well like when I won the World Youth Championship.
When I was 13 years old I had already won the Swedish and Nordic Championship for juniors, so I was very confident when I was going to attend my first European Youth Cup. I ended up in 42nd place out of 45. I realized I was not so good and I really wanted to be good, so I trained hard and the year after at the same competition I came 2nd.
I have heard too many good stories and I have had too many good experiences that picking one is impossible.
I plan my training together with my coach. My coach makes a long-term plan and I adjust a little bit day by day depending how I feel. Depending of what time of the year it is my training changes. Generally, in the spring it's the season for bouldering competitions, summer/autumn is lead competitions and winter/spring I train for the upcoming season and climb more outside. So I adapt my training to the season.
Enjoy and always do your best. It's also important to be patient and have perseverance. Because it takes time to become a better climber.
Indoor climbing is good for training and meeting friends. When you climb inside it's many times about playing around and having fun and for me it's also about being focused and training hard. I rather climb outside but as a competition climber I need to spend time in the gym as well.
Climbers need to be active in media in order to make a living out if it, so professional climbers can't only focus on climbing. I would like it if it was more about the skill and not the show.
If you want something really bad and work hard for it most things are possible.
Goals are very useful tools to stay focused and it may be easier to prioritize in life when you have set goals. For me it's also nice to sometimes not have goals and just enjoy the moment and do what you feel like. My goals at the moment are competitions for sure, world cups and the Olympics, but I also want to improve and become the best climber I can be.
I usually climb routes on few attempts because I mostly try routes that are not on my limit since I like to climb as many routes as possible when I'm on climbing trips with limited time. But when I try something that's very difficult for me I try to enjoy the process of working the route and sometimes it feels good to know that it will take a longer time.
Climbing is getting more and more popular and it's great that more discover this amazing sport. But already now we have some issues with the access of the crags. As the number of climbers are increasing I wish people could act in a more responsible way towards the nature (pick up trash, brush of tickmarks and so on).
I think a lot is changing and even more will change during the years to come with the Olympics and more people becoming climbers. It's difficult to say how things are going to change. The coming years will be very interesting for the climbing community. I would like to continue what I have always been doing, climbing.