Athlete Picks: Alannah Yip

She brings focus, stoke and formidable brain power to everything she does whether it’s building a training wall outfitted with sensors, rapidly analyzing a competition boulder move,
or ripping a gnarly line on her mountain bike.

What are your top-five “can’t live without” pieces of gear?  

1) C-Quence Harness

2) Nuclei FL Jacket or any other Arc’teryx Insulated Jacket.

3) Squamish Hoody

4) Kapta Short 3.5

5) SCARPA Dragos

As an athlete you’re accustomed to big adventures. Where’s the next place you want to visit once travel is possible? 

Climbing in China!

What’s your go-to meal in the outdoors/backcountry? 

Instant miso soup with Udon.

What’s a new skill you learned or activity you tried in 2020? 

I got back into train running and worked a lot on my handstands.

What’s your go-to song for when you need an instant mood boost? 

Not a specific song but a good 80s playlist always makes me smile and sing along!

If you were stranded on an island with another Arc’teryx athlete, who would you want it to be? 

If this island has climbing, then one who can belay.

What’s a goal you hope to accomplish before the year is up? 

Boulder V12 and climb another 14a.