Recently while in Nowra I had the privilege of sitting down with NSW South Coast Climber – Sabine Pratt Hunziker to record this episode.
Sabine came to climbing from a background in surfing, and we talk about the crags and the climbing community on the south coast before getting into the main focus of the podcast – that is, the story of her recovery from a climbing accident that she had while Climbing in New Zealand a few years ago.
It’s the story of how Sabine suffers a total loss of control through injuries sustained from the accident. She shares her experience candidly and honestly, taking us to the depths of a Coma and the mental and physical struggle that she endures as she emerges from it. Over the months that follow through sheer grit and determination, Sabine takes back control of her mind, and her body, to return to her children, to her profession – teaching, and to her passion – climbing.
You can also read Sabine’s story by Dave Barnes in Common Climber.