Fay, who hails from the UK, is an alpinist now based in Chamonix and she can usually be found in the high mountains either ski mountaineering or alpine climbing!
Top 4 career highlights
- First Female Ascent of the Phantom Direct route on the south face of the Grand Jorasses (the longest ice route in the Mont Blanc massif) in a single push from the valley (Winter 2022)
- Climbing the Eiger North Face as part of an all-female team (Winter 2022)
- The first female ascent of the season (Spring 2022), climbing the Cassin Ridge on Denali
- Climbed the American Direct on the Dru and the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses as part of an all-female team (Spring 2022)
Growing up in the UK provided Fay with access to the outdoors experiencing what the countryside has to offer. She said she can pinpoint the exact moment she decided to take her exploration to the next level on a particularly memorable trip to North Wales. Shortly after she moved to the Alps, to Chamonix to fully immerse herself in the world of alpinism.
Fay’s ambition is to inspire women to pursue their interest in alpinism. She is particularly passionate about inspiring young girls in the UK to enjoy the beauty of mountaineering. Her aim is to influence girls to go from indoor climbing to the outdoors, and with the leverage gained from her professional climbing career, she hopes to encourage as many young girls as possible to adventure in the outdoors.