Joel’s passion for promoting rock climbing in his community is palpable. His contributions to Newfoundland and Labrador’s ACC section in the last year have been significant in both quantity and quality. As a trip leader this past summer he led weekly bouldering trips in a successful effort to help grow the outdoor bouldering community, and organized and led Flatbloc Fest - the province’s first outdoor bouldering competition. On top of this, Joel has been working diligently to release his Avalon Bouldering Guidebook, an undertaking that will enable many more people to experience the joy of bouldering in Newfoundland.
Joel has recently accepted the presidency position within the ACC’s NL Section and already has big plans for the year ahead. He hopes to use his new role to continue bringing the Newfoundland rock climbing community to new and exciting places.