GETTING STARTED


Mayan’s passion for climbing and the mountains runs deep. Born at the foot of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mayan’s early childhood was spent living in the outdoors. “At age 16, I was unable to ignore the lure of the mountains and began alpine climbing, which soon developed into a fascination with rock climbing and skiing,” says Mayan. After leaving school she dedicated herself to skiing, until 2002, when an extreme skiing accident left Mayan with a broken jaw and two broken feet. This caused Mayan to turn her boundless energy toward climbing exclusively - She never looked back!