Author: Emily-Jane Cave

Watch: Juggling life as a professional climber with a young child

Happiness is all about maintaining life balance, and if there’s one thing guaranteed to throw you off, it’s becoming a parent.

Determined to give their son, Arthur, the very best version of themselves, North Face athletes Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson took the decision to keep climbing during Caroline’s pregnancy and after Arthur was born – carrying him out to the crag with them.

“For me, being the best Mum I can be means sometimes taking risks and living without regret, and having Arthur in our lives has only reinforced this,” says Caroline.

New Life is a short film weighing up the risks and rewards of pursuing as passion for outdoor exploration while raising a family, and it makes for powerful viewing. Watch it below.

Missed reading Caroline and James’ story of cycling around France with Arthur in Wired For Adventure magazine? Grab your back issue HERE and read it for yourself.