Intently focused, always seeking performance. For Gordon McArthur, the important thing is to climb. Mixed and ice are his favorite types of terrain — without forgetting sport climbing and other activities that lead him in search of the most vertical walls. When he’s facing the vertical, everything flows smoothly, he says.
And his exceptional career results confirm this. Two-time North American ice climbing champion, fourth place in the World Cup. But he’s also a climber eager to test himself, for example, by tackling some of the most difficult dry tooling routes in the world. “I did my best,” he says. “A journey not for the faint of heart, because climbing involves many failures. Climbing is more about failure than success.” But, he continues, "once you’ve tasted success, you’re attracted by the belief that the impossible is actually attainable. And this is how the most beautiful dreams are born."