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Will Jana Švecová be the first woman to boulder 9A/V17?

Join us for an inspiring podcast with Jana Švecová, an accomplished climber who is currently pushing her limits on the boulder problem Terranova, which was established by Adam Ondra in the Czech Republic back in 2011, it’s currently graded 8C+/V16, and with no repeats, it’s rumoured it could be  9A/V17. Jana’s dedication and goal-oriented mindset have propelled her to become one of the strongest female boulderers in the world. In this episode, she shares valuable insights on setting and achieving goals, dealing with pressure and criticism, and finding joy in the process.

Topics include:

  • Setting and achieving goals in climbing: Jana discusses the significance of setting goals and how it has fueled her progress.
  • Trusting yourself and overcoming doubts: How Jana has dealt with doubts and criticism from others throughout her climbing journey. She shares her strategies for staying focused, trusting her abilities, and not letting external opinions hinder her.
  • Finding your own fun in climbing: She shares her perspective on what brings joy in climbing and the variety of challenges it offers. 
  • Challenges and rewards of climbing in cold weather: Her experiences climbing in different weather conditions and insights on preparing and adapting to these challenges.
  • Embracing adaptability during climbing trips: Climbing trips don’t always go the way you expect, Jana explores the importance of adaptability, maintaining a positive mindset, and finding opportunities for growth even when faced with obstacles.
  • Exploring the climbing opportunities in the Czech Republic: It’s hidden gems!

Join us in today’s episode where Jana Švecová shares her passion for climbing, her personal insights, and her excitement for future climbing projects. Tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform to gain valuable insights from one of the climbing world’s strongest women.

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