Michelle began climbing ten years ago and has climbed hard trad up to E7 in her home country of Ireland. Currently she is studying a PhD in psychology. She possesses extensive experience in multipitch-trad thanks to having Fair Head as her home crag, and has put up first ascents in remote parts of Ireland. She has also travelled to places such as Yosemite Valley, and America’s Deep South in search of classic multipitch lines. This spring sees her relocating to Spain to push her sport grade and travel in her van. She helps coach the Irish youth teams and aims to complete her MIA qualification this year. Her other passions include skiing, photography and playing the fiddle!