Rachel Māia

Rachel Māia is climbing at the 2019 briancon (FRA) World Climbing Championships just three months after the amputation of her lower leg. Hosted by the international federation of sports, the championships are on in briancon from 16-17 July, 2019. In 2018 Rachel competed in Innsbruck at the world climbing championships as New Zealand’s first international para-climber, where she placed fourth.

In the press

  • TVNZ1 – Para-Climber back on the wall just three months after leg amputation.
  • TVNZ1 – ‘Attitude Awards: NZ Paraclimber Rachel Māia’
  • Attitude Award Finalist: Bio
  • NZ Herald – ‘I love challenging the world’s view of what is and what isn’t possible’ Attitude Awards finalists on their achievements and challenges’
  • TVNZ 1 News – ‘You get to choose who you are’ — Kiwi paraclimber ignores life-changing injury to compete on world stage
  • Wanganui Chronicle – Big Read: Whanganui’s Rachel Carter on resilience, grace and climbing with attitude
  • Whanganui Chronicle – Paraclimbing: Whanganui’s Rachel Māia in world championships final
  • Gripped – Para climber – Rachel Carter Makes History for New Zealand
  • River City Press – Constant Pain won’t stop Rachel competing at World Climbing Championships
  • Radio New Zealand – Best features of 2017: Disability
  • Radio New Zealand – Fair Play for December 2017