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Ambassadors

At Pinnacle Sports, we believe that climbing is more than just a sport.

Climbing is a lifestyle with a history too rich to cover on this page but, if there's one single quality that can connect every climber in the world together, it's a passion for getting vertical!

The world of climbing is ever-changing. New grades are climbed, new gear is developed, new routes are established, new mountains are conquered, new world champions are crowned, new areas are explored, and new limits are pushed every day. None of this would possible without the people whose passion drives them to climb, train, explore, develop, or even just comment on a climbing forum every now and then.

As the world of climbing changes and progresses, we celebrate those individuals who dedicate their lives to climbing and who are driving that progression in various ways. We believe that an active and healthy climbing community requires role models that represent every aspect of climbing. We also believe that climbing companies like us have the power to make positive changes in the climbing community by empowering individuals to pursue their dreams.

To that end, we have chosen to support people who we believe best represent our values and vision for the world of climbing. They are our Pinnacle Ambassadors. By supporting these individuals, we hope to play our part in growing the climbing community. To find out more about our Pinnacle Ambassadors, follow the links below.

 

Competition and Performance
 
Expedition and Exploration
                                             

 

Lucy Stirling

       

 

Photo by Ann Stirling

 

 

Lucy has been a member of the Pinnacle Sports Team since 2011 and has since become one of the biggest names in the Australian climbing scene today.

She has been climbing for as long as she can remember but began to really focus on the sport aspect during high school. She drew on her background in gymnastics to help develop her skills as a climber and eventually she found herself competing at a national level.

During her first national competition, she realised that it was possible to compete at an international level and that has been her focus ever since, with the ultimate dream being to represent Australia at the 2020 Olympics. She is well on her way to achieving this goal, having been crowned Australian Lead Climbing Champion in 2014 and 2016, Oceanic Lead Climbing Champion in 2013 and 2016, and representing Australia internationally in multiple World Cups.

 

                                           

 

 

Tiffany Melius

    

Photo by Shane Murdoch
 

Have a read of Tiff's Ambassador Q & A!

Tiffany joined the Pinnacle Sports team in 2016. Born and raised in Brisbane, she now lives and climbs in North Vancouver, Canada.

Since a young age, her passion for success and her willingness to put in hard work has manifested itself both academically and through extra-curricular activities. At 14, her interest in gymnastics waning, she searched for a new sport to engage with and became hooked on rock climbing. Within three months she was entering competitions and has since gone on to represent Australia in the Asian X-Games in 2004 and multiple Bouldering World Cups. In 2016, Tiff claimed the title of Australia Womens' Bouldering Champion and followed that up in 2017 by taking out 1st place for the women in the Continental Climbing Championships.

In addition to climbing at a competitive level, Tiffany is a non-profit leader and a life coach.  She has achieved great success in these areas but has decided to put them on a bit of a back-burner while she focuses on training for a chance at Olympic selection.

 

                                             

 

Flora Froese

 

Photo by Set In Stone Photography

Have a read of Flora's Ambassador Q & A!

Flora grew up climbing everything around her, from trees and door frames to the ceilings of buses and trains. When she discovered sport climbing in primary school she felt as though she was “coming home” and began regularly climbing both indoors and outdoors. 

It didn’t take long for her to start competing and she has had an impressive start to her comp career, representing Australia at multple World Cups in 2019.

She loves travelling and exploring new crags and has had a taste of international climbing already on a recent trip to Thailand. Climbing isn’t her only passion, however: she also enjoys art (particularly photography) and is kept busy with coaching young climbers and starting her university studies.

Flora came on board as a Pinnacle Ambassador in 2017 and we are super excited to be a part of her climbing journey from such an early stage!

 

                                             

 

The Traveling Climber

 

Have a read of the Traveling Climber's Ambassador Q & A!

Peta Barret and Scott Hailstone, two of our long-time guides, run The Traveling Climber as part of their overseas climbing expeditions. These two guide locally for us for half the year, before jetting off overseas and taking Pinnacle clients to some of the world's best climbing locations, like Kalymnos in Greece and Cat Ba in Vietnam.

Both incredibly experienced climbers, they delight in sharing their wealth of knowledge both with their clients and with the general climbing community, with The Traveling Climber social media pages constantly putting out little tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your climbing.

You can read a bit more about both Peta and Scott on our Team page.