Train like an Athlete – The Climber Edition

Few of us can even begin to imagine clinging to the side of a more than vertical cliff-face and inching your way higher and higher until eventually clambering over the cusp: rock climbing definitely isn’t for the faint hearted. We talk to Joe Ward; the New Zealand Alpine Club National Boulder Series champion about the mental and physical challenges and dangerous moments that he has faced while climbing these unforgiving ascents. Tell us a bit about your background, before you got to where you are today. I grew up in the rolling hills of Worcestershire, England. After leaving school and…