Thomasina Pidgeon

Age: 35, Years climbing: 10, Hometown: squamish, bc, Favorite product: SOLUTION


Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?

everything but ice, (way to cold for my blood), i mostly tend to fall on cushy pads thou i did start out with routes and do return to them in the summers

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

since 2010

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

every boulder that i have tried and not done including the impossible! the list is endless

Do you have a claim to fame?

nothing worthy of bragging about

Do you have any vices?

no, i am absolutely perfect... (snicker, snicker)

What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?

I can get pretty passionate about things that I am involved with, especially if I love it. being here is a blessing, being able to climb is an expression of that.

What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?

I just love to climb and to be outside. I love the lifestyle and the community. The groupies are merely a there is none.

What is your favorite movie?

no favorites, always changing... recent fave is angel. However, my favorite tv show is House. Just wanted to mention Him. Hugh Laurie... sigh... isn't he gorgeous?!

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

thomo, people are too lazy to say thomasina

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

3 days. labour, childbirth, new baby. It can keep one awake, overstimulated and restless.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Nevada. A friend is named that and I always thought it so nice.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

peas pudding and blueberry duff

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Depends on the moment but if i am crazy as usual, it would be none stop jibberish akin to a hamster going around a circle, kind of like most other people. interesting to watch none the less.

What really scares you about climbing?

pads being moved under me while on a highball. i like to know what i will land on. bad spotters, scary to have and to watch. being run out with bad gear.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

the wanderings of the indecisive

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

Europe. year round climbing and plenty of style.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

no gas. the crag is walking distance and food can be grown local and does.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

my feet can't get much sexier... osteophytes and all.