Three things about Tamara:
1. She is super motivated
2. She wakes up way too early
3. Loves chocolate
"Tamara Hastie got national and international fashion magazine covers when she was a teenager, and was on the path to working in the fashion world as a model. Then she discovered rock climbing, and made a sudden U-turn, embarking on a road trip that lasted nearly a decade, climbing and putting up first ascents all over California and the American Southwest. She lived in vans, trailers, tents, and sleeping bags under the stars.
You’d never know it, but whenever she got low on funds she’d duck in to the surrounding cities to work as a figure model, posing for high-end art photographers around the country. She’d earn just enough money to float another few months before disappearing again into the mountains and deserts.
Now living in Arizona, Tamara works as a photographer and videographer, and still does a bit of figure modeling. She has become obsessed with water, or the lack thereof: For the past five years she has been instrumental in watershed conservation projects around the Southwest desert regions. And she’s still climbing as hard as ever, putting up new routes in the Arizona desert".
-Jeff Johnson, Patagonia staff photographer and adventure filmmaker, in the book Going Out is Going In
Sponsors and Supporters:
Patagonia- Best Clothing Available
La Sportiva North America- Climbing and Approach Shoes
Sterling Rope- Climbing and Static Ropes
Omega Pacific- Rock Climbing/ High-Angle Hardware
Flagstaff Climbing- Local Climbing/ Bouldering Gym