Introducing Abbie Robinson
Having grown up an active, adventurous person, Abbie started indoor climbing when she was 13 at her local climbing wall in Sunderland. At 17, she was diagnosed with Stargardt Macular Dystrophy and registered legally blind. It was then that she was introduced to the world of paraclimbing and quickly went on to join the GB Paraclimbing Team, so far securing 7 international gold medals, including 3 consecutive world championship titles.
Having initially struggled to come to terms with the label of being ‘disabled’, Abbie is passionate about showing the world that disability does not have to be a barrier to success, independence or adventure. She is keen to make sport accessible for all in the hope that other people with disabilities can find the same freedom and strength through the sport that she did.
Getting outdoors has played a huge role in coming to terms with her disability. She enjoys exploring some of the local bouldering spots in Northumberland and Yorkshire, ticking off some classic boulders up to 7c. Aside from climbing, she is also up for any outdoor adventure, often found open water swimming at her local beach or hitting some nearby trails on her mountain bike.
Paraclimbing World Cup Innsbruck (gold), Paraclimbing World Cup Villars (gold)
2021: Paraclimbing World Championships Moscow (gold)
Climbed Sprung, Bowden Doors (7C), Broken Hearts are for Arseholes, Shaftoe Crags (7A+) and among other Northumberland classics.
Paraclimbing Masters Imst (gold), Paraclimbing World Championships Briancon (gold)
Paraclimbing World Cup Briancon (gold), paraclimbing World Championships Innsbruck (gold)
“Being present and enjoying the moment, whether I’m out climbing, biking or just enjoying a day out in the mountains, is really important to me. So, having solid gear that I can rely on to keep me warm and hold up on any adventure means I can focus on taking in the experience and finding my flow. Montane kit does exactly that – it's high quality, comfortable, and warm enough for northern crags!” - Abbie