Ruth Drastrup | Climb Story

“I’m motivated by the freedom of being outside, and by being around people who share the same ambitions that I do."

"I love the danger, I love feeling fear and overcoming it. You have to be present for every move, like a kind of meditation. When I’m climbing I feel strong, like I can do whatever I want. I love pushing myself to the limit. If someone says ‘you can’t do that’ because they think it's too hard, I say; ‘just watch me’.

Endurance means climbing efficiently. You’re going to get pumped. It’s going to be exhausting. You have to be smart, you need to know when is a good moment to rest. When I fall in love with a route, I can’t stop thinking about it.

I go to sleep and dream about it and the moves it has. I can’t stop until I do it. It’s just me and the rock. I become so focused everything else disappears. It’s a fight. Like life itself.

I couldn’t imagine a life without climbing.” - Ruth