Author Archives: Monique Forestier

Mind Control

Here’s what happened the day I sent Mind Control (8c+, 34) at Oliana in Spain. Before I started up the route I questioned why I was even having another attempt, my first attempt was average to say the least and I felt embarrassed, I felt “so not in the league” to be even trying something […]

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Travel Play Live

Thanks Travel Play Live for the interview! Click on the link for the full interview. TravelPlayLiveApril  

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Sicily ‘On the Rocks’ with World Expeditions

Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2016 is amazing… I’m delighted to announce that Simon Carter (hubby) and I have teamed up with World Expeditions to host a climbing trip to Sicily this October. Yes THIS October so make plans now. This fun and interactive climbing trip is set in the idyllic seaside climbing destination of […]

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New Climbing Clinics – Sydney

Brrr the chill is in the air so what better time to hit the gym for some serious winter training. If you are interested in gaining some training insights and fully utilising your time in the gym then perhaps consider participating in one of my training clinics. I promise you they are heaps of fun […]

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Train Smart clinics – QLD

Following on from the positive energy and feedback from the training clinics that I have been running in Sydney over the past month I am now very excited to announce a flying visit to Brisbane and the Gold Coast where I will be presenting more clinics. My Competition Tactics clinic focuses on the mental and […]

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Inside Sport Regimen

Thank you Inside Sport Magazine for this interview. Click here for the full interview Regimen  

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Tiger Cat tamed

If you have read my last blog Taming a tiger then you would know that I have spent some time trying a route called Tiger Cat graded 33 (8c, 5.14b). It is located here in the Blue Mountains, so I did have an advantage of the route being close to home at least. It’s been […]

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Wild Borneo

I first visited the island of Borneo in 1999 with a group of Aussies who were developing a new climbing area called Batman Wall just outside of Kuching (Sarawak). Garth Miller and Simon Wilson were among the climbers and Simon Carter had been commissioned to take the photos. Just by chance we bought a memento […]

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Daila Ojeda interview

Daila Ojeda is a well accomplished sport climber best known for her hard ascents at Oliana, which include Fish Eye (8c), Mind Control (8c/+), El Gran Blau (8b+/c), and many more hard ascents scattered throughout Catalunya and further afield. I had the chance to catch up with Daila earlier this year and asked her a […]

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Barbara Zangerl interview

Austria’s Barbara Zangerl (25) initially made her name in competition bouldering winning the Italian Melloblocco five times. On rock she achieved the first female ascent of Pura Vida (V12/V13) at Magic Wood in Switzerland back in 2008. Soon after she was forced to stop bouldering due to a back injury and turned her energy towards […]

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