Monday, April 2, 2012
There are tons of people in the world with an extraordinary talent however there are few people in the world with multiple incredible talents and a drive to pursue all of them full force. One of these few is twenty year old UCF Student and Aiguille member, Brynne Heatley.
Now climbing for about 18 months, Brynne has taken her climbing abroad to locations such as the Red River Gorge, Little Rock City, Horse Pens 40, Stone Summit, and of course Aiguille Rock Climbing Center. When I asked her what her favorite type of climbing was, she simply replied, “happy climbing. If I can work something, and make new friends, I like it!” Brynne enjoys the climbing moments whereyou don’t think that you are going to make the next move, but go for it anyway, surprising yourself with a great accomplishment, or an exciting fall. Her positive energy toward climbing makes her an ideal climbing partner, bringing laughter and encouragement to any climbing situation. I mean, her dream place to climb is in her own home. “If I could wake up and boulder to my kitchen, I would be thrilled!”
Currently, as a student at UCF, Brynne is studying Character Animation and going for her BFA. She is absolutely infatuated with animated movies. “I want to work for Pixar...My main goal is to bring people together for a moment that they can share together, and I think animation is the best medium for me to achieve that.” Brynne, even though humble, is an incredible artist beyond just character animation. Working in 2D and 3D design, drawings and painting with all different mediums, and even photography, Brynne’s extensive portfolio shows a mass variety of interests and wants to eventually paint a mural somewhere at Aiguille. To top off her creative nature, she sings and plays the keyboard, even if just to vent to herself. This writer can certainly vouch for her creativity. The last time I spent time with her, she sat on the floor and proceeded to make a basket out of old magazine pages... awesome.
Although physical journey that she will be embarking on has not yet begun, Brynne is working every day to raise $4500 in order to partake. Fortunately, she has already raised enough money for her bike (lovingly named Katniss from the Hunger Games) but still needs our help raising approximately $1500. See the link below for more detail on how you can help Brynne reach her goal to help others!
A climber, an artist, a humanitarian, an amazing person over all: One could not ask to meet a more amazing person. “I love people! We’re all in this together so why not learn and share as we go?” If you see Brynne around the gym, say hello and thank her for everything that she does. You will leave with a smile on your face knowing that you have met one of the most incredible people that has ever tied in at Aiguille.
For more information on the Bike & Build and how to donate to Brynne, please visit bikeandbuild.org.
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