Laura Beaney February 22nd 2017 At the turn of the millennium, the international image of professional sportswomen in Iran was simply not there – but, times are changing. In this four part series, we applaud women that have overcome all odds to redefine the rules. Here, we salut Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh the speed climber who shook…Read more
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Interview conducted by Vera Kaikobad L. Ac. Facebook Page 'An Interview With'. Editor-in-Chief of ClimbSkiBoulderMagazine.com Interview © Vera Kaikobad L. Ac. She's talented, dedicated and regarded as one of Iran's best female speed climbers. Farnaz is shattering a lot of stereotypes on her way to becoming one of the fastest speed climbers in the world.…Read more
Prepare to become obsessed with Iranian rock climber Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh. A clip of her “gravity-defying” climbing was recently posted by LiveLeak and we’re seriously impressed. Just look at her go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRcMDpk0YQ4 The 27-year-old, who has been rock climbing since she was 13, also gives climbing lessons to other women to fund her competitions aboard. Not…Read more
by Natalie Berry - UKC May/2016 Farnaz is 27 years old and lives in Zanjan, Iran. She is a member of the Iran national climbing team and works as a climbing coach for women and girls to raise funds in order participate in international competitions. Unlike Shirin, Farnaz's focus on competitions requires her to train…Read more
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