Skyler Weeks is an American Sommelier*. He's also the World Record Holder in the Dyno!
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Skyler has travelled over from the States every year for the last three to take part in the Dyno competition at Cliffhanger, the UK's largest outdoor event for outdoor people, and he's doing so again this year. Every year he's delivered the goods with new world records (2.625m, 2.65m and 2.825m), winning back the cost of his air-fare (£500 prize), and he's promised to do the same again in 2010. In his own words "I'm going big this year..."
We're pretty excited to see that the Flying Dutchman Nicky De Leeuw, also responsible for a world record jump last year, is on the start list for the Bouldering World Cup at Cliffhanger so will hopefully be around to give Skyler some stiff competition! Sadly German contender Peter Wurth won't be able to compete due to injury.
The Dyno comp is very generously sponsored by Podsacs, and is an open competition that literally anybody can have a go at. In fact they have said that anybody who take part will win a free Podsacs Bar Towel!
For more info on the Dyno competition and the Cliffhanger event in general click here.
More about Cliffhanger in general
Cliffhanger is on the weekend of July 3rd and 4th in Sheffield. This year it will host a round of the Bouldering World Cup. It is the UK's largest outdoor event for outdoor people. Combining this year with the Alpkit Shake Out, UKC recently ran a news item on the festival nature of Cliffhanger 2010.
*A sommelier, or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, commonly working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The role is more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter. Definition from Wikipedia.
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