Hazel is a professional climber and a mental training coach, and she’s been climbing for 27 years since the age of 6. Well-known for bold ascents and strength of mind, she has climbed E10, 9a, font 8a (V11), freed El Capitan 4 times and put up many first ascents. While Hazel admits to still being scared when she climbs, she’s built the tools, skills and practices to manage her mind through mental training. Hazel has been coaching for the past 7 years in the area of performance psychology, stress and fear management. She specialises in helping people manage their fears in climbing and maximising performance using psychological tools. She is a trained coach with Animas coaching and The Flow Centre, and is working on her MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience.
Strong Mind coaching exists to provide climbers and other athletes and performers with the tools, practices and strategies they need to manage their fears instead of being limited by them so they can perform at their best.