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Topic - Stevie Haston to attend 1st Malta Bouldering Competition

Simon Alden - on 21 Feb 2011
The Malta Climbing Club (MCC) is very pleased to announce that Malta's first ever bouldering competition will be held at Wied Mixta (also known as Wied Hasan) in the South of the Island near Ghar Hasan, on the 26th February. With the help of the Malta Tourism Authority, Gozo-born top British climber and Alpinist Stevie Haston shall be flying to Malta especially to attend this event. Mr. Haston gladly accepted the chance to return to his country of birth as his mother is in fact Gozitan and he spent his childhood growing up in Gozo, scrambling around the fields, cliffs and rocky shores.

No doubt during this event Mr. Haston will show off the climbing talent that has made him a legend amongst the global climbing community. He will at the end of the day also be giving a slide show presentation about his exploits to local climbers as well as any interested members of the public. This is an occasion not to be missed and will take place at the Sliema Scouts Headquarters in Depiro Str., Sliema also on the 26th February at 8pm.

The MCC is the largest climbing club in Malta and Gozo with over 80 members, both Maltese and foreign. It brings together all who are interested in the climbing scene in the Maltese Islands, and caters for all branches of climbing, whether bouldering, traditional leading, sport climbing, alpinism or mountaineering.

This competition is the first such event other similar climbing events are already being planned with a focus on international participation.

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