Mikel says “From Araotz to Tokyo. From Euskadi to Japan. Climbing, competition, nature and friends. A way of life”.
At the age of ten years old I started to go to the climbing wall and at 11, I improved my level passing from 5/6 grades to send my first 8a outdoors “Gena de Cartagena” in one of the best climbing schools I know, near my house: Araotz (Oñati). With 12 years I did my first 8c “White Zombie” in the cave of Baltzola and the following year with 13 years, again in Araotz I did my first 8c+ “Koldoren mundua” and “Honky Mix”.
I enjoy the competition, overcome myself and improving. I have to recognize that competition motivates me, climbers are like a family when we are together we support each other, we enjoy, we share. I have competed in skiing too and the atmosphere is different, I have to admit that the climb that has an special attraction to me. My motivation and objective now are the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.