Hi, I’m Mal and I like to climb.
I’m not terribly picky about it.
I like to climb:
Sport. Ice. Boulders. Plastic.
Whatever I can get my hands on.
But mostly trad.
I live in Bellingham, Washington.
I’m 23 and 5’1″ (aka small.)
Graduated from Western Washington University.
Squamish is my favorite place to climb.
Fred Beckey is my hero.
Alpinist is the best magazine there is.
I like Rainier beer. I think it tastes best on summits.
Climb with me sometime.
Tired of looking at photos of me? I don’t blame you.
Shenanigans aside, I love climbing more than anything else there is.
While I love cracking jokes and having fun, I know that I’m young and dumb and have a lot of learning to do when it comes to climbing, mountaineering and living sustainably.
I’m really fortunate to have had several mentors along the way.
Especially Jim Thompson.
Especially the Skagit Alpine Club.
Especially Jonas Fung.
Especially Stefano Nunes.
Especially Laurel Fan.
Especially Lizzy VanPatten.
I want to say, “I can’t even articulate how much you guys mean to me,” but I know that I’ve either told you, written about it or tried to articulate it.
Just know that you guys mean a lot to me and that I’m really, really thankful for your contribution to my climbing career thus far.
Moral of the story:
This girl just wants to climb cracks.