TEDx – Mina Leslie-Wujastyk: Finding Determination in Uncertainty

Leslie-Wujastyk explores the determination that led her to continue projecting a classic route, Rainshadow (9a/5.14d), in Malham Cove, U.K., even after a serious accident while working the route.

By Mina Leslie-Wujastyk | June 17th, 2018

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is a rock climber with a passion for pushing her limits and one of Rock and Ice’s new online contributing writers. Using climbing as a narrative, she explores the concept of determination and its application in the pursuit of far-reaching goals.

Dreaming big in life often comes with uncertainty, and in this talk Mina delves into the process of harnessing the necessary drive to flourish. By examining motivations, understanding expectation and learning to embrace vulnerability and adversity, she carves a path that offers a fulfilling experience on the way to achieving a dream.

After suffering a serious climbing accident at Malham Cove, Leslie-Wujastyk has to reevaluate the risk, the motivations and her mindset as she decides to keep trying it.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


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