Alison Stewart-Patterson grew up in Kamloops, BC, where her climbing career started. Her father, Iain Stewart-Patterson, started her excitement for the sport at a young age of 6. Alison did many other sports competitively while growing up, but climbing was the one that stuck. After many years of training, Alison competed at her first WYCH in 2008 in Sydney, Australia. She placed 17th! Alison competing in every Youth World Championship that she was eligible for including, Valence, France in 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010, Imst Austria in 2011, Sentosa, Singapore in 2012 and to end off Victoria, Canada in 2013. Throughout Alison’s youth career she also competed in a handful of Pan American Championships and World Cups, as well as, the World Games 2013 in Colombia. In Colombia, she competed in her first international speed competition placing 15th. This is where her speed career started. She also holds the Canadian Speed Record of 10.83 seconds making her the top female speed climber in Canada. Alison continues to compete in the three disciplines, speed, lead and bouldering to this day.
Beside Alison’s climbing career, she is also a student at Camosun College starting a Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy and works at the Hive Bouldering gym. At the Hive, Alison is a desk staff, a setter, and an instructor for youth and adult climbers. She is also an avid downhill skier and also enjoys watersports. Alison is also an active member of the ACMG.
Lifetime climbing goals? Have a climbing shoe named after me 🙂
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? How to juggle on the moon !
If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you would do? Go on a year road trip through the United States.