If I hadn’t started climbing ten years ago, I probably would have been in a wheelchair permanently. My physical abilities (walking, talking, hearing, seeing) have declined quite a bit in those ten years, but I think there would’ve been much further decline if I hadn’t done all of the climbing I’ve done.
I do paraclimbing because I like it. I want paraclimbing to be more widely known because I believe many people (not only disabled people) would benefit from climbing (and sports in general). I therefore consider it to be my mission to spread the word about paraclimbing. That’s why I like giving talks about paraclimbing and also why I’ve written a book about it. If the word about paraclimbing spreads, then perhaps there will be more serious competitions, and perhaps, one day, there will be paraclimbing at the Paralympics!