Mountain Hardwear and the Epicentre have teamed up with the BMC and are now the official clothing sponsors of the GB lead climbing team.
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The team, which comprises of both juniors and seniors and numbers around 40 athletes and 15 coaching staff, will be wearing Mountain Hardwear T shirts, competition vests, fleeces and down jackets at all of their competitions and training events worldwide for the next three years. The recent good form of results from team members Shauna Coxsey sixth, Ed Hamer tenth and Randy Roby sixth at the European Youth Series events at Imst are good indicators that the team are on the right track.
Nick Colton, BMC Deputy CEO said: "We're delighted to have Mountain Hardwear and the Epicentre as the new clothing sponsors of the team. As the team moves into a new era, continuing to go from strength to strength, it's important that their kit reflects their commitment, professionalism and performance."
Mountain Hardwear, who sponsor eighth time Everest conqueror Kenton Cool and English climbing wads Neil Gresham and Tim Emmett, are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the GB climbing team. Mountain Hardwear was founded by genuine enthusiasts and has constantly been inspired by and involved with adventures all over the world. Toby Davies, Mountain Hardwear Brand Manager, said: "We are very excited to be giving back on a grass roots level to the next generation of climbers and adventurers."
The Epicentre is a new outdoor retailer based in Ambleside, offering the outdoor enthusiast a fantastic range of technical clothing and equipment. The local staff are all keen climbers, walkers and general outdoor people.
Follow regular team results via the Epicentre website blog.
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