YOUNG climber Hazel Findlay is a Speaker from the Edge, and the good news is, she's bringing her talk to Malvern Theatres.

Only 29, she is used tackling some of the most challenging climbs on the planet, because she started climbing at the tender age of eight.

In fact, she's frequently hailed now as "the best female mountaineer in Britain".

A spokesman said: "One of the best young climbers in the world, Hazel Findlay presents a talk about her life and climbs to explore how we can use a sport such as climbing – something that we are passionate about – to put us in hard places that push us beyond what we thought we were capable of; how in this struggle we can discover the way our minds work and how to ‘hack’ them, so that we can enjoy the experiences we want and not be limited by fear.

"Hazel Findlay has been climbing for 21 of her 29 years, and started out traditional climbing on the limestone sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire. She dabbled in competition climbing – becoming the British junior champion six times – but at 16 decided to give it up to focus on climbing on rock, especially traditional climbing which is her main passion."

But what are her main achievements?

The spokesman said: "Hazel was the first British woman to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite, which she has now done four times.

"Hazel loves all types of climbing from bouldering to alpine climbing and is especially interested in the mental challenge that climbing evokes."

In 2012, alongside Jack Geldard, she made the first ascent of the front face of the Aiguille de Saussure, a spire in the Mont Blanc massif, Chamonix. Her successful ascent of Fish Eye in Oliana, Spain is considered the highest level of difficulty attained by a British female climber

Climbing magazine gave Findlay their prestigious Golden Piton award for traditional climbing in 2013.

The Climb Within comes to Malvern Theatres on September 3, from 7.45pm.

Tickets: 01684 892277