The BMC Paraclimbing Team
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The British Para Climbing team was formed in 2013 by the British Mountaineering Council and currently consists of eight members, male and female who started competing in 2013 in the fledgling IFSC Para Climbing Cup series which took place across Europe and included roped climbing and bouldering.
Wild Country team member Sianagh Gallagher competing Ph BMC
The British Team did incredibly well in 2013 with Fran Brown adding a silver medal at the European Championships to the gold she picked up at the World Championships in 2012. Several other team members made it onto the podiums with a good haul of medals.
After already supporting GB team member Sianagh Gallagher, Wild Country will be helping to support the British Para Climbing team in the expanded World Cup series in 2014 by providing equipment and helping to raise money for travel to events. The Para Climbing team is supported by the BMC and can only continue with the support of the dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy to bring climbing to wider audience and increase the participation in this fantastic sport.
Richie Patterson, Marketing Manager for Wild Country commented: ‘We are really pleased to sponsor the Para Climbing Team, their dedication and attitude is an example to anyone who climbs and we are proud to be able to help!'
While Rob Adie the BMC Climbing Walls & Competitions Officer added: ‘The British Mountaineering Council are very excited to be working with Wild Country to support the GB Para Climbing Team in 2014. This promises to be a great year for the team with some strong performances on the way, especially from Fran Brown who will be defending her World Champion’s title in Spain in September. The team has gone from strength to strength and now that they are all climbing in Wild Country gear, they can only get better'
If you want to find out more about the GB Paraclimbing team or you can go to the BMC website for more information, you can see about the UK Paraclimbing series in 2014 here: http://bit.ly/Me2SXe
And if you want to know more about helping out with the Para Climbing Team see here: http://bit.ly/1d7dgGi
Amanda Racktoo getting instruction before a recent competition
Wild Country will be providing gear as well as financial support to the team and will also be trying to raise money via some of our promotional activities.
The first of these will start in March and is a series of Crack School 'Masterclasses' featuring the Wideboyz. This series of events, running at some of the country's best walls, will feature Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker teaching crack climbing on specially designed crack systems.
Each of these masterclasses will cost £20 per person, two members of the para team will be invited to each
Crack School masterclasses will take place on the dates below:
8th March - Boulders, Cardiff. Call 029 20484880.
Or you can find out more about these at Wild Country: http://bit.ly/1fva7r0
The GB Para Climbing team attending one of the European events in 2013...
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