YONDER CREW INTRODUCTION:
Today we're getting to know Paul Vooght, half the brain behind Yonder.
Growing up in Devon, Paul was surrounded by great sport climbing crags, and having climbers in his family, he started climbing at age 14. With the luxury of having a climbing wall at his school, and being one of the only people climbing, they just handed him the keys. Looking back now he was already collecting valuable climbing centre owner experience.
A few years later, with an industrial design degree under his belt he moved to Chamonix to climb, ski and live the life he loved. It was during this time in the mountains that his first business venture, Panyan, came to life. Making some of the most conscious and creative chalk bags on the market.
After moving to London six years ago to work as a designer for JamesUK, he swiftly converted James into a climber. In James he found the perfect partner for his climbing dreams, so ventured into the world of bouldering centre business. Their mission is clear: create an amazing climbing facility in London and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
When Paul isn't climbing he’s surfing or dreaming of climbing in Fontainebleau. He hopes to be climbing as much as possible at Yonder, but you might just find him enjoying a cold IPA and a pizza in the cafe, and who could blame him?