Climbing to the highest of his abilities, Kyle Murdoch knows a thing or two about staying strong and focused when rock climbing. At sixteen year of age, Kyle has become a competitive rock climber and a member of the Canadian Youth National Climbing Team.


Kyle has been busy competing in the rock climbing circuit by completing three international climbing events over the last two years.  The first was the World Youth Climbing Championships in Saanich, BC in 2013 followed by a trip to New Caledonia (an island off the coast of Australia) in 2014 for the World Youth Climbing Championships. He concluded his 2014 year with an appearance at the Pan-American Climbing Championships in Mexico City.

As a competitive athlete, Kyle has had to learn to deal with the highs and lows that come with each competition. He acknowledges how “the sense of pressure, accomplishment and disappointment increases as you move from local to national, continental, and international competitions.  It is important to learn how to manage this emotional rollercoaster if you want to be successful and continue enjoying your sport.” Kyle currently trains at The Hive Bouldering Gym in Vancouver and is getting ready for his 2015 goal of qualifying for the Canadian National Team. FEAT hopes to see Kyle compete at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Arco, Italy next August.

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