Natalie discovered climbing at the age of nine and it quickly took over her life. Having joined a kids' club she soon progressed into competition climbing where following numerous national level wins she was asked to join the GB Youth Climbing Team (aged 11). This gave Natalie the opportunity to compete at an international level all over the world, culminating in a win at the European Youth Series in Slovenia in 2007.
Having achieved so much as part of the GB Junior Team Natalie became increasingly drawn outdoors and started sport climbing intensively at age 18. This took Natalie on numerous trips to top sport destinations across Europe including Céüse, Siurana and Gorges du Loup.
By 2012 she had climbed up to 8b with her ascent of SatanX at Gorges du Loup. Now aged 23 and based out of Edinburgh, Scotland, Natalie continues to push her climbing via explorations into trad and winter climbing, including a recent headpoint of an E6.
Hot Aches Productions are currently following Natalie's adventures in trad and winter in their latest film 'Transition', featuring Natalie and Dave MacLeod, which is due to be released at the Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2015.
Aside from climbing, Natalie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 with a Masters degree in French and German.
Natalie is also Assistant Editor at UKClimbing.com, climbing instructor at the University of Edinburgh and MCofS representative for the GB Junior Lead Climbing Team.
Keep up to date with Natalie's accomplishments on her website and Facebook page!
Images courtesy of Chris Prescott Photography.