Video: Samantha Stainton

Sam started climbing seven years ago at the age of 12 and her focus has been sport climbing – lead and boulder. “I do it for the adventure and the people because climbers are definitely the best kind of people,” she says.

Last year Sam was selected to represent climbing at the Youth Olympic Games and she placed 19th in the semi-finals at the World Youth Championships in New Caledonia. So far this year her climbing highlight has been 7th at the KAILAS bouldering competition in China. She has also won gold at competitions in Gauteng this year.

Sam is currently studying BA Motion Picture at AFDA. Climbing + film = a perfect recipe for great things to come.

At FEAT Kids (Jo’burg, 8 October 2015) Sam spoke about ‘Behind the chalky hands’