Refusal to be beaten drives climber to reach new heights

When Anoushé Husain talks of experiencing a moment of breakthrough, she is not referring to the countless operations that have punctuated her 30 years of life or celebrating her recovery from cancer. She is talking about climbing: paraclimbing, to be precise.

For the natural reason that her right arm, what she calls her “little arm”, extends only fractionally beyond the elbow, Husain climbs using her legs and left arm. But, two weeks ago, while training at the Castle Climbing Centre in north London, she found the confidence and the strength to hang, just momentarily, from the crook in the elbow of her right arm. As yet, the manoeuvre has not been named, but as Husain has spent the past two years pushing back the boundaries…

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