ABOUT is a blog centered around indoor and outdoor climbing, especially the latest published research. We aim at assisting and encouraging females & newcomers to the sport, as well as advocating mental health and women in ALL sport.


Gabriella:  I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia with an insatiably curious mind.
I have a  passion for a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: climbing, bugs, fitness, cooking, psychology, creativity, edible weeds and scientific research just to name a few.

Early 2015 I was trying to complete my honours thesis in geology and geophysics.
Stressed out, depressed and anxious on a daily basis, I really hit rock bottom.
Prior to this I never had much real confidence in myself or ability.

As 2015 progressed, I wasn't. I felt isolated & depressed. So I turned to movement as a way to cope. As painful as it was, I began to turn my life around. 
With the help from what felt like the only friend I had, I worked at a climbing gym and became more interested in the sport. Before 2015, I was completely disinterested.
A shitty year yes. I discontinued my honours thesis. I graduated with a regular Bachelor, but I continued to climb. Then I fell in love.  Climbing indoor and outdoor gave me what I never thought was possible: Balance.

Now I advocate for mental health & women in sport. I also strive for a more sustainable way of living (sans edible weeds) and encompass the 'Climbing For A Good Time & A Long Time' mantra.

If you want to share your story or have any questions, please get in touch: