Richard Slocock is legally blind and only has peripheral vision after losing his sight two years ago due to macular dystrophy. But this has not stopped him from becoming the number one paraclimber in the UK after winning many international and national competitions.
Richard needs someone to guide him and advise were to place his feet and hands. But I think we can all agree that this climber is very talented to be able to climb even though he is visually impaired. The climber’s achievements don’t end there though; he has recently been rated as one of the best climbers in the world.
“I love climbing more than anything, if I could just give up work and climb every day and train every day I really would,” said Richard. He is part of Team GB and came fourth in the world cup in France last year, in June.
“It really comes down to not letting your disability define you, just push your way through it and do what you love,” he said.